TV Superstar Vet Set for Aberdeen Show

Following the huge success of his Channel 4 show, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, The Supervet, is delighted to be bringing his first ever live stage show Welcome to My World to major venues across the UK & Ireland next year.

This groundbreaking new show will hit Aberdeen, Friday 9th November next year and is a must see for all animal lovers and fans of the TV show alike.

The show will see Noel enlighten audiences with his incredible life story and explain how he became The Supervet we know and love.

Noel wanted to tell a story about love, a story about hope, with incredible science in the background. He recognised the important bond humans have with animals, how they really are part of the family and how much families will do for them in return for the unconditional love which they give.

Noel Fitzpatrick said: “Come with me on my journey from a field in Ireland to a fantastical world of bionics and regeneration, where everything becomes possible. I am so excited to bring to you my live show and share with you my story. Welcome to my world.”

Join Noel on a journey from his early years in Ireland, where he was full of fantastical ideas through to today where the future of medicine is full of incredible promise.  Welcome To My World is a deeply immersive experience, which will transport Noel into a virtual theatre thanks to the very latest in creative technology, allowing him to illustrate some of his remarkable techniques in front of the audience.

Director of Sales & Marketing for AECC, Louise Stewart said: “Supervet is a great addition to next year’s entertainment line-up, offering something different and giving fans of the show the opportunity to learn more about the professor himself giving them a real insight into his life and where he gets his passion from. A show for all the animal lovers out there.”

Tickets for the show go on-sale next Friday 15th December at 9am, available from or by calling 08444 77 9000

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Little Mix set to return to Aberdeen for outdoors gig!

The world’s biggest girl band Little Mix are set to return to Aberdeen to play outdoors at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on Saturday 28 July as part of the group’s ‘The Summer Hits Tour 2018′.

The show will see the girls perform their greatest hits, including ‘Touch’, ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Wings’ to 20,500 fans in purpose-built outdoor arena on the grounds of AECC with a seated and standing capacity.

The band have previously visited the city twice with their last two tours selling out four nights across them and wowing 19,000 fans with their performance. This third tour comes as the band  release The Platinum Edition of their smash hit album ‘Glory Days’. The original version of the album spent five weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart surpassing any other album released by a female group this millennium and becoming the longest reigning girl group No.1 album since Spice Girls’ debut 20 years ago.

Director of Sales & Marketing for AECC, Louise Stewart said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Little Mix back to the North-east next summer. The girls always put on an amazing show with a big production so we imagine this outdoors gig to be no different, the gig will be a great experience for their fans who will undoubtedly provide them with a lively welcome!”

Tickets for the show go on sale at 9.30am this Thursday 30th November and can be purchased from or by calling 08444 77 9000.

LATEST NEWS from the Scottish Home Show

Show Announcement: Tommy is back!

We are thrilled to tell you that Tommy Walsh will be back at the show this year! Tommy has been a huge supporter of The Scottish Home Show and it wouldn’t be the same without him. Tommy will be with us on Saturday and Sunday. You will find him pottering around the show so if you have questions for our resident home improvement expert make sure you come and see him.

Show Announcement: Street Food Zone

This year we are bringing an all new catering concept to The Scottish Home Show. ’Food Street’ will bring street style food to the show for the first time. With food ranging from pizza from a pizza oven to pulled pork and burgers there will be something for everyone. Coupled with our Food & Drink exhibitors and the samples they will be handing out then you certainly won’t go hungry!

Demo Kitchen 2017

The demo kitchen returns to the home show this year and we are delighted that this will be hosted by local chef Kevin Shand. Kevin will be on the kitchen all weekend, joined by a variety of guests, whilst he prepared some amazing Scottish dishes using locally sourced ingredients. We like the look of the Scotch Beef Bridie and Local Smoked Haddock Rarebit sessions but check out the demo schedule to see what takes your fancy.

The demo schedule is now live in our Scottish Home Show app so you can plan your visit around the sessions you want to attend. If you are yet to download the app just visit your app store and search for ‘Scottish Home Show’. Tickets can also be purchased through the app but don’t forget we still have an offer running on ITISON so you might prefer to nip over to that and save yourself a few pounds.

All meat used in Kevin’s demos will be supplied by McWilliam Butchers & Butcher at the Brig. All Fish & Shellfish has will be supplied by Sutherlands of Portsoy.

The Scottish Home Show ‘Saturday Kitchen’

We launched our 2017 demo kitchen schedule at the end of last week and some of you may have noticed a few new sessions… this year we will be introducing you to The Scottish Home Show’s version of Saturday Kitchen Live!

On Saturday 30 September our demo kitchen host Kevin Shand will be joined by Craig Wilson (The Kilted Chef of Eat on the Green) who will be cooking for Tommy Walsh and one of you at the chef’s table. Will Tommy get to either enjoy his food heaven, braised cheek of beef complete with local whisky & pink peppercorn cream served with clapshot, or have to try his food hell, haggis, cardamon & chilli kofta? We will be letting you decide! On Sunday 1st October Kevin and Tommy will go head to head in the battle to cook the perfect steak!

Don’t forget to download The Scottish Home Show App from your app store to access the full demo schedule.

Show Announcement: The Royal Warrant Zone

We are thrilled to announce that we will be joined this year by a number of Royal Warrant holders in our all new, Scottish Home Show first, Royal Warrant Zone.

A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales for at least five years, and who have an ongoing trading arrangement. The Royal Warrant is the document that appoints the company in its trading capacity, and is granted to a named individual, known as the Grantee. The Warrant gives the Grantee permission, and responsibility, for the display of the relevant Royal Arms in connection with their business.

The Royal Warrant Holders confirmed to be joining us so far are:

Balgownie Limited – Bell Decorating Group – Connon Brothers – Glencraft – Howdens Joinery – Roy Cowie Landscaping – Stagecoach – Walkers Shortbread Ltd

The Royal Warrant Zone will be found in the middle of the arena, so make sure you come and see these iconic British businesses.

Exciting Announcement: The Aberdeen Adventurer Joins Scottish Home Show 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we have a very special exhibitor joining us at the show this year. Well, he isn’t exactly an exhibitor in the traditional sense of the word, he is an adventurer who will be in the arena showing off his endurance skills…

Dean Stott is a former British Special Forces Soldier who will be undertaking the monumental challenge of cycling the Pan-American Highway in 2018. The current world record for this stands at 117 days. This is a ride that will last 3 months and see Dean cycle through extreme weather and across multiple borders, he is hoping to take 7 days off the record. He will be doing this all in the in the aid of charity…

Dean is an ambassador and supporter of The Special Boat Service Association. He is the very proud Scottish representative for the charity.

He will also be raising money for Heads Together Campaign, having been asked by HRH Prince Harry to lend his support to the campaign. Heads Together is a mental health campaign led by the Royal Foundation aimed at challenging the stigma of mental health.

Dean will be joining us on a bike at the show and cycling for the duration of the show! He will also have another bike with him so you can get involved too! At the show Dean will specifically be raising money for the Heads Together Campaign and we hope you can pop along and show both him and the charity your support.

Watch the video below to find out all about the incredible challenge that lies ahead for him.


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North Hop Launches New Festival for Scottish Spirits

Organisers of the popular North Hop festivals and events have launched an exciting new festival for its fans celebrating Spirits from across Scotland.

The inaugural ‘Spirit of North Hop’ launches in Aberdeen on Saturday 28th October at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, where the previous two North Hop Aberdeen festivals have been held.

The one-day festival will host two sessions featuring special ‘Spiritual Sessions’ offering the chance to meet the distillers and learn more about how the products are made and the stories behind them. The distilleries attending will be showcasing the latest trends in gin, whisky, vodka, rum, tequila and liqueurs, letting revellers discover some brand new distilleries and re-visit favourite ones whilst soaking up a festival atmosphere. Each distillery will be serving up samples, perfect serves and cocktails. There will also be street food vendors, a prosecco bar and a North Hop Bar with craft beer, cider, soft drinks and guest spirits, along with local DJ’s on across the sessions setting the vibe.

North Hop, was created by marketing professional Michelle Russell through a love of craft beer and gin and the realisation that awareness needed to be raised for the growing craft drinks industry. North Hop has since put Scotland firmly on the craft drinks map through a series of festivals and events across Scotland including Aberdeen, Inverness, Aviemore, Glasgow and Edinburgh welcoming more than 10,000 fellow craft drink fans.

North Hop founder Michelle Russell, said, “I have seen a massive growth in the Scottish spirits industry over the last few years and although gin went through a big popularity phase vodka, rum and liqueurs are all now making a big impact. Whisky is also giving gin a run for its money with new-make spirits and an increase in popular whisky based cocktails. And with the recent launch of Scotland’s first Tequila brand now seemed the perfect time to celebrate Scottish spirits, the North Hop way!”

Senior Sales Manager at AECC, Anna Mackenzie said, “We’ve watched North Hop grow in popularity and noticed how they’ve really made their mark in the city so the launch of Spirit of North Hop is another great addition to the festival calendar for the city. It will offer fans of Scottish food and drink a different dynamic whilst allowing them to find a new love within the array of Scottish spirits that the region has to offer. Aberdonians are rightly proud of the fantastic food and drink that is produced locally and we are sure they will turn out in their numbers to make the first ever Spirit of North Hop a huge success.”

Tickets are on sale now from ticketmaster.

More event info here

Picture Caption (L-R): Spirit of North Hop and North Hop Founder Michelle Russell with AECC Director of Sales and Marketing Louise Stewart.


Royal Approval for Scottish Home Show

The Scottish Home Show team is delighted to announce award-winning home-builder Dandara will once again be headline sponsor for the upcoming event at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
This will be the fifth year that Dandara has supported the event, with the premium developer also taking a stand in the heart of the exhibition.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband has also been announced as a show partner for 2017. The team will be at the show to advise the public if they can get fibre broadband in their area and how to sign up with a service provider.

This year’s show will bring you an all new zone, and the first of its kind in Scotland, The Royal Warrant Zone. The zone will include some well known and iconic British brands who have received a Royal Warrant of Appointment.

This is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales for at least five years. Royal Warrant exhibitors currently include: Balgownie Limited, Bell Decorating Group, Glencraft, Howdens Joinery, Roy Cowie Landscaping, Stagecoach and Walkers Shortbread Ltd.

Other highlights at this year’s show will include The Scottish Home Show’s own version of ‘Saturday Kitchen’ hosted by Kevin Shand and supported by Aberdeen’s own “Kilted Chef” Craig Wilson along with our new ‘Food Street’ a redesigned Food & Drink area of the show.

The Scottish Home Show was acquired by SHS Exhibitions Ltd in November 2016. New managing director, Allison Walker said: “I am delighted that Dandara have come on board as our headline sponsor. To again have the support of such a successful national property developer demonstrates the value of the show to the local community. We have a lot planned for this year’s show and some fantastic ticket offers throughout September.”

Peter Best, sales manager for Dandara in Aberdeen, says: “Whether you’re thinking about making a move or looking to update your current home, the Scottish Home Show has everything to inspire and educate you under the one roof.

“Dandara is pleased to continue its support for this fantastic event and our sales team are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our stand where they can find out more about the ‘Dandara difference’ and our stunning new homes in developments throughout Aberdeen.”

The sixth annual Scottish Home Show will take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from Friday, September 29, to Sunday, October 1, 2017. The show will be opened by Lord Provost, Councillor Barney Crockett, at 12pm on Friday, September 29.

Tickets can be bought from Ticketmaster

Picture Caption (L-R): Allison Walker of Scottish Home Show, Peter Best of Dandara and Louise Stewart of AECC,
Picture by Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

AECC Partner with RGU to Showcase Emerging Artists

The work of two locally based photographers has been unveiled today at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).  This comes as part of a collaborative project between the venue and the city’s Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Earlier this year AECC’s Director of Operations and Safety, Fiona Mann, challenged Commercial Photography students at RGU’s Gray’s School of Art with a brief to revamp artwork in the venue with images portraying the unique architecture and stunning scenery found in Aberdeen and its surrounding areas.  This project formed part of the students’ final year submission project.

After initially looking for the work of one artist, the high calibre of work and understanding shown in the submissions meant that two winners were chosen to display their work within the concourse area at the venue.

“The AECC were looking to inject a ‘feel’ for Aberdeen into their venue and this provided a perfect opportunity for us at the BA Commercial Photography course at Gray’s School of Art to get involved. The students on the course all tackled the project to produce images that summed up Aberdeen for them and a number were selected by the team at AECC to provide images for production. The collaboration with AECC has been a very positive experience and the students have benefitted from a live project which has inspired and developed their professional skills in client liaison,” said Mick Eason, Course Leader, BA Commercial Photography, Gray’s School of Art.

Fiona Mann, Director of Operations and Safety at AECC commented: “This was a fantastic project to be involved with; giving local students the opportunity to have their work displayed in a venue which is about to welcome 50,000 visitors next week at Offshore Europe. It also gives our visitors a sense of Aberdeen and its surrounding areas, inspiring them to make more of their visit to the city.

“We greatly value the partnership work we do with the universities in the area. The work submitted was of a high quality and we had a difficult time selecting the winner.  We felt the work of Elaine and Evelina really stood out – in fulfilling the brief, incorporating AECC branding elements into their shots and managing to evoke a strong sense of place.  We can’t wait to see our visitors’ reaction to the display.”



Image: Mick Eason, Course Leader, BA Commercial Photography, Gray’s School of Art and Lainey Macleod, Gray’s School of Art Graduate (2017), view Facebook Page