September 26, 2022

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Meet the finalists of BBC Scotland’s Home of the Year 2022 ahead of grand finale

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The wait is over – The time has come to crown one stunning property Scotland’s Home of the Year.

Scotland’s favourite property programme will be coming to an end next week, as Scotland’s Home of the Year 2022 will finally be decided upon in just a few days time.

In this must-see hour-long special, the SHOTY judges – interior designer Anna Campbell-Jones, architect and lecturer Michael Angus and lifestyle blogger Kate Spiers – reveal which house will take home the prestigious title.

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From Fort William to Fife, Kippen to Kirkwall, Stornoway to Rhu, the judges scoured Scotland, choosing nine finalists to represent their regions based on architectural merit, distinctive design and original style.

This year’s search showcased a vast range of home styles including cosy little homes to grand conversions, stunning self-builds to breath-taking renovations, quirky conversions and environmentally friendly houses.

So far, nine homes have made it to the grand finale on Monday, June 6, with properties from Glasgow and surrounding areas included in this line-up.

So, do you want a little refresher on who will be battling for the title of Scotland’s best home in 2022? Read on below to find out more.

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Lorne Cottage – Fort William – The Highlands Episode One

A dainty renovation dating from around 1800, Lorne Cottage is home to Ciara, Arran and their dog, Ghost.

Small but distinctive, the property boasts bold colours and unique design with entry to the home via the snug.

Throughout Lorne Cottage, the home owners have created quirky space saving designs, opting for a confident colour scheme from room to room.


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Ostro Passive House – Kippen – Central Scotland Episode Two

A contemporary property in Kippen, Stirlingshire, Ostro Passive House is home to architectural designer Martin and architect Mhairi.

With the kitchen and living spaces pushed to the outer edges of the home, the home has a cubic core which houses a bathroom, three bedrooms and an office.

It also has an emphasis on sustainability and the environment with windows capitalising on solar heat energy.

The Pastel House – Orkney – Orkney and Shetland, Episode Three

A quirky Victorian townhouse renovation, The Pastel House is home to Jay and Rob who relocated to Orkney from London four years ago along with their dogs Margo and Ely and cat, Royal Tenenbaum.

Spread over three levels, The Pastel House is awash with vibrant shades including gold leafed stairs and distinctive pastel palettes in every room.

Firestation House – Hawick – Borders and South, Episode Four

Situated in the heart of Hawick, Firestation House is a C-listed building dating from the 1850s, home to Sheena, John and their dog, Teddy.

The building’s fire-fighting past can be seen in the arch opening for the horse-drawn firewagon and the hinge pins on the exterior wall.

Latterly, the building was reincarnated as a church mission hall.

When Sheena and John bought it six years ago, the building embraced another transformation having being empty for over 15 years.

New Tolsta – Stornoway – Hebrides, Episode Five

A traditional, early 20 th century croft house on the north east coast of Lewis, New Tolsta in Stornoway is home to artist Tom.

Since buying it in 2006, he has painstakingly restored the croft house to create a truly unique home full of his artwork with traditional pieces of furniture.

Having been uninhabited for 37 years, New Tolsta was in a terrible state until Tom returned it to its former glory as well as adding his own distinctive style throughout.

The Victorian Terrace – Edinburgh – The Lothians, Episode Six

Situated in Morningside, Edinburgh the Victorian Terrace has been home to Ella, husband Rory and their children Daisy and Arthur for the last four years.

Spread over three floors, the traditional townhouse has five bedrooms, two family bathrooms and a stunning open plan kitchen.

As well as period features, the family home boasts a colourful palette and plush interiors such as velvet curtains, bright and bold wallpaper and modern touches including a newly refurbished kitchen.


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Pentland View – Elsrickle – Glasgow and the Clyde Valley, Episode Seven

A recently renovated cottage a few miles north of Biggar, Pentland View dates back to the 1890s.

For the last couple of years it has been home to Navraj and Rachel, their son VJ, Aljay the dog and cats George and Ina.

The house had been derelict for years and the couple performed a major restoration on the cottage including a contemporary extension.

Mixing antiques and contemporary designs throughout, Pentland View is also a zero carbon home with insulation, underfloor heating, solar panels with sustainability at its heart.


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Rhu Boathouse – Helensburgh – The West, Episode Eight

Originally built around 150 years ago to service naval officer’s lodgings, the Rhu Boathouse is now home to Patricia and Patrick and their dog, Alva.

Upstairs in the renovated terrace, there are two bedrooms, a study and a bathroom whilst the ground floor has a living room and kitchen diner.

Patricia and Patrick favour antiques and upcycling and their home is full of items with sentimental value.

Returning the property to its original period style, the couple’s colour schemes are muted yet warm and welcoming.

The Old Waterworks – Fife – The East, Episode Nine

A unique conversion near Crail in Fife, The Old Waterworks has been home for the last five years to Euan and Sam, their children Sophie and Rueben and Golden Retriever, Coco.

Euan did much of the work himself, converting the former concrete water tank into a distinctive family home.

The Old Waterworks boasts an L-shaped kitchen dining and living space, two bathrooms, three bedrooms including a master with bathtub and walk-in wardrobe.

And, to make the most of the Fife sunshine, there’s a sun room which opens on to a social space.

The final episode of Scotland’s Home of the Year will air on BBC Scotland at a new time of 8pm.

This episode will be an hour-long special, and the ultimate winner of Scotland’s Home of the Year will be announced – so set your alarms, property lovers!