Scotland's Home of the Year



Narrator: Anne McAlpine (as Anne Lundon to end of 2022 series)


Anna Campbell-Jones
Kate Spiers (2019-22)
Michael Angus (2019-23)
Banjo Beale (Christmas 2022-)
Danny Campbell (from Christmas 2023)


IWC Media for BBC Scotland, 10 April 2019 to 19 December 2022 (38 episodes in 4 series + 2 specials)

IWC Media for BBC One Scotland, 15 May 2023 to present


Three judges travel around Scotland looking for the most amazing home in Scotland.

Kate, Anna and Michael make themselves at home

The panel judge three houses on functionality, distinctiveness, and clever design. They're also looking for that special ingredient to turn a stunning house into a perfect home. Each judge scores out of 10, with one judge's score on each house held back for the reveal at the end (though you can generally tell where it's heading anyway). If necessary, ties are broken by further discussion among the panel. The winning candidate in each episode goes through to the final, where one of them is crowned Scotland's Home of the Year.

The hi-tech scoreboard

Touring the length of the country are Anna Campbell-Jones (celebrated interior designer), Michael Angus (architect and university lecturer), and Kate Spiers (lifestyle blogger). Interior Design Masters champion Banjo Beale was originally added to the line-up as a temporary measure to cover for Spiers while she was on maternity leave, but was made permanent when both Spiers and Angus chose not to return for 2024. Shortly before the 2023 series aired, its Welsh counterpart gained a primetime showing on network BBC Two, paired with Beale's makeover doc Designing the Hebrides, maybe providing the impetus for controllers in Glasgow to at last promote SHOTY to a first-run slot on BBC One Scotland (while of course also retaining the customary squillions of repeats on the BBC Scotland channel).


2019: The White House, overlooking Kirkcudbright Bay, for owner Lesley Smith
2020: Victorian conversion project on Park Terrace in Kelvinbridge, for owner Hugh Berry
2021: The Moss in Killearn, for owner Karen Welstead
2022: New Tolsta near Stornoway, for owner Tom Hickman
2023: Old Train House in Edinburgh, for owners Christina and Ben Blundell
2024: 1960s bungalow in Milngavie, for owners Anna McClelland and Harry Kinloch

Christmas Home of the Year
2021: Corvisel House in Newton Stewart, for owners Anne Macdonald and Jonny Lyons
2022: Easter Shian Farmhouse near Dunkeld, for owners Dave Evans and Debbie Halls-Evans
2023: Bay Tree House in Edinburgh, for owners Katie and Jamie Morris


Based on the 2013 Norwegian format Årets Hjem ("Home of the Year"), via Ireland's Home of the Year, which has been running on RTÉ since 2015.

Web links

BBC programme page

Official Facebook group, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

See also

Wales' Home of the Year


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