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1960s Glasgow bungalow crowned BBC Scotland’s Home of the Year 2024

A 1960s bungalow on the ouskirts of Glasgow has been crowned the winner of Scotland’s Home of the Year 2024 in the finale of series six of the popular BBC Scotland series, filmed at Glasgow’s House For An Art Lover.

A new, seventh series, of the popular property show, made by IWC Media (a Banijay UK company), will begin filming locations around Scotland from July.

Home to Anna McClelland, partner Harry Kinloch, their children Lexie (11) and Marley (9) and Bob the cat, The 1960s Bungalow is a twice-extended family home in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire. The couple – both Glasgow School of Art graduates – use their home as an outlet for their creativity, with the property boasting clever decorating techniques and reclaimed materials including school gym hall flooring complete with colourful markers.

The SHOTY judges – interior designers Anna Campbell-Jones and Banjo Beale and architect Danny Campbell – crowned the winner of Scotland’s Home of the Year 2024 from a shortlist of six finalists found across Scotland. From Banchory to Dunblane, Moffat to Milngavie and Aviemore to Linlithgow, the search showcased a variety of home styles including cosy cottages to colourful pads, period renovations to mid-century abodes.

Homeowner, and winner, McClelland isaid: “It’s very flattering to be named Scotland’s Home of the Year, especially considering some of the other homes involved. Our home is distinctive and unique because it’s like the inside of our heads and that’s also what makes it homely to us…but maybe not for lots of other people! It’s been a really positive experience taking part in SHOTY. Apart from anything else, entering the show meant Harry had to finally finish doing DIY in the house!”

Partner Kinloch added: “We were genuinely shocked to win. We weren’t expecting it all. I’ve finally made my mum proud!”

SHOTY Judge and interior designer, Anna Campbell Jones believes the 1960s Bungalow is a very worthy winner of the prestigious title: “This electrically eclectic creative home exemplifies what it means to truly make your home unique to you. It was fun and playful – an absolute dream family home to spark children’s imaginations and keep that same feeling alive in any adult who has the good fortune to experience it first-hand.”

She added: “It felt like being inside the very souls of the people who lived there, rarely have I had that sense so strongly in a home. I was so impressed by the ingenious use of ’normal’ things in extraordinary ways, patterns made with electrical tape, inexpensive Zebra carpet given a whole new cool context, colourful decals on plain tiles & light switches…I could go on!”

The 2024 series of Scotland’s Home of the Year visited 18 remarkable properties across the length and breadth of Scotland. For Anna, it’s been a remarkable series: “This year’s SHOTY contenders show the full breadth of incredible style, scale, imagination and budget Scotland can offer.”

The six Scotland’s Home of the Year 2024 finalists were:

  • Quiney Cottage, Banchory (Ep1, North East & Northern Isles)
  • 1960s Bungalow, Milngavie (Ep2, West)
  • Earth House, Aviemore (Ep3, Highlands & Islands)
  • The Old Mill, Dublane (Ep4, Central)
  • Honeysuckle Cottage, Moffat (Ep5, South)
  • Coldwater, Linlithgow (Ep6, East)

The seventh series of Scotland’s Home of the Year will begin filming over the summer. For more information on how to enter, please head to for full terms and conditions. Applications are open until the 5th July 2024.

The full seven-part Series 6 of Scotland’s Home Of The Year, made by IWC Media (a Banijay UK company) for BBC Scotland, is available to view on BBC iPlayer across the UK now.

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