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Scotland’s Home of the Year revealed tonight — Which properties are in the running?



Which properties are in the running?  

The Herald:

The Old Train House, Edinburgh

The finalists include The Old Train House in Edinburgh, which scored the highest marks in episode one of the hit BBC Scotland show.The boarded-up Victorian building lay empty for ten years before it was transformed it into a family home by Christina and Ben Blundell. 

The Herald:

Snowdrop House, Aberdeenshire

Snowdrop House in Aberdeenshire, owned by Ross Foster, is also in the running, which featured in episode two covering the North East and Northern Isles.

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A contemporary new build just outside St Cyrus in Aberdeenshire, the modernist building in the middle of the countryside is split over two floors with a box-like design that has multiple views of the landscape. 

The Herald:

The Old Manse, Auchterarder

The Old Manse in Auchterarder in Perthshire featured in episode three covering Central Scotland and scored the highest marks. Dating from the mid-19th Century the beautiful, sandstone period property is home to Kelly and Michel Hillard and their three children. 

The Herald:

Manor House, Peebles

A mansion that dates from the 16th century and was used by Sir Walter Scott as a holiday home is also in the running to be crowned Scotland’s Home of the Year.

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Manor House in Peebles was an 11-year “labour of love” for Dr Megan Hush and her partner, who bought the B-listed property in April 2011. 

The Herald:

Lochbay, Skye

A croft house in Skye was chosen as the finalist from episode five, which saw the three judges travel to the Highlands and Islands. Lochbay in Waternish on the Isle of Skye is home to Denise Huddleston and her husband Robert Cartledgewho, who fell in love with the property despite the fact it required extensive renovation. 

The Herald:

Kirklee Mansion, Glasgow

Kirklee Mansion is the home of John Dawson and Dr Jason Mokrovich who spent a lot of time restoring it to its former glory, maintaining key architectural details throughout including the barrel vaulted ceiling. The Edwardian mansion in Glasgow’s West End was rescued from ‘rack and ruin’. 

Scotland’s Home of the Year The Final will be broadcast on BBC One Scotland Tonight at 8.30pm. 

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