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Amazon ready for Black Friday in depot size of 17 football pitches

THESE fascinating photos show Amazon gearing up for Black Friday tomorrow — in a warehouse the size of 17 football pitches.

The depot, in Dunfermline, Fife, is more than 1.5million sq ft and dispatches goods for delivery around the globe.

This year marks a decade since Black Friday was launched in Britain by Amazon, and shoppers bought 2million items in 2018 on that day alone.

Gift of the grab: Helen Drylie at the conveyor belt in the Dunfermline depot PICTURES: SWNS

More than 1,500 seasonal staff are drafted in to help around 1,000 permanent workers.

The company organises quizzes, competitions and Christmas jumper days to keep things ‘fun and exciting’.

Gifts waiting to be packaged are stacked floor to ceiling and a massive conveyor belt runs through the warehouse.

Now where did I put it? Row after row of products ready for selection

Amazon Dunfermline general manager Graham Allison said: ‘We know how important it is to help our customers save money where they can at this time of year, so we’re excited to be holding our tenth Black Friday Sale to UK customers in the lead-up to the festive season.

Trolley lolly: A worker starts loading up purchases

‘We have a fantastic team here in Dunfermline and are really looking forward to getting our customers’ festive orders out the door and off for delivery.’

Gigantic: The warehouse dwarfs the buildings around it on the outskirts of the town PICTURE: GOOGLE MAPS