Exhibition set to return to AECC for third year

  Brian Horsburgh, AECC’s Managing Director commented: “The Scottish Home Show has become a very popular event, its proven track record demonstrates an appetite for this type of consumer event, enjoying major growth year on year. We look forward to welcoming the show back in Septenber!”



PRESS RELEASE: Tuesday, July 1st, 2014


Scottish Home Show 2014 To Unveil Secrets Of A Dream Home

Exhibition set to return to AECC for third year


Home improvement enthusiasts are in for a treat later this year as the Scottish Home Show (SHS) returns to the Aberdeen Conference Centre (AECC) for the third time. Running from the 26-28th September, hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand to share industry insider tips and trends to create the home of your dreams.

From some of the most luxurious home and garden merchandise, to innovative new technology, gadgets, garden designs, conservatories, and the latest home interior designs, kitchens and bathrooms, the SHS will showcase best products and design associated with the home improvements market.

Premium homebuilder Dandara, renowned in the north-east for its high quality new communities, including Hazelwood and Stoneywood, Aberdeen, has committed its support to the event as main sponsor.

Confirmed exhibitors already include big brand names AGA, Baxters Food Group, Costco, Bo Concept, Town and Country Apartments and John Lewis.

Those looking for advice on how to improve their properties, inside or outdoors, will also benefit from the show’s celebrity guest appearances, including Tommy Walsh – best known for his role in gardening renovations hit TV series, Ground Force and Linda Barker,  home improvement TV presenter and talented interior designer.

Both will host a selection of demonstrations throughout the weekend, covering many aspects of DIY.

Darren Ross, director of event organisers Xcite Media Ltd, comments: “We are delighted to welcome the SHS back to the AECC, this year introducing more exhibitors from all over the UK. The 2013 show saw over 11, 000 visitors attending across the three days and we anticipate similar numbers again this year.

“We are really grateful to Dandara for their continued support – they’ve been with us for three years and their support as main sponsor this year is a great boost to the show.

“As well as outdoor and indoor related exhibitors, we are also excited to welcome back luxury supercars, a vintage caravan and additional activities for older children as well as our crèche, plus, we are catering for all golf enthusiasts to make sure they don’t miss ‘The Ryder Cup 2014’ coverage whilst they are at the event! We have lined up viewing areas, specifically dedicated to the tournament so there’s no excuse to stay at home!”

Gillian Roberts, sales manager for Scottish Home Show main sponsor Dandara, says: “Having Linda and Tommy on-hand adds even more kudos to the show. It’s an exciting opportunity for visitors to the Scottish Home Show to speak to them in person and I’m sure their presentations will be standing-room-only as people from the northeast listen in for that elusive hint or tip that will help them complete a project.

“We are really proud to continue to support the Scottish Home Show – it attracts thousands of people who are looking to find their dream home, and I can’t wait to introduce them to Dandara’s new communities in Aberdeen – Hazelwood and Stoneywood – which are in high demand.”

The Scottish Home Show will be raising funds for the STV Appeal – a charity that aims to make a difference to the lives of young people affected by poverty in Scotland. Xcite Media Ltd has chosen the STV Appeal as its fundraising beneficiary for all of its events in 2014.

For further information, to exhibit or attend this year’s Scottish Home Show, visit www.scottishhomeshow.com or telephone the team on 01224 262000.



Notes to editors:

Attached image:

Scottish Home Show Launch 2014: Darren Ross (left), director of event organiser Xcite Media Ltd and Gillian Roberts, sales manager for main event sponsor, Dandara.

* Images of Linda Barker and Tommy Walsh also available on request *

About The Scottish Home Show:

The Scottish Home Show held its inaugural show in 2012 at the AECC. The brainchild of Darren Ross and Gavin Esslemont, The Scottish Home Show was established to showcase the very best products, services and tips from the home improvement sector to the North-East of Scotland. The show aims to support both local businesses as well as global brands, and proceeds are annually donated to local chosen charities.

For further information:     Lynsey ShepherdSpeakerbox PR LtdTel 01224 724475Mob 07827 332495

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