'Everybody needs more pink," says Heather Craig, who has included a dab of her favourite colour in every room of her quirky family home.

Scotland's Home of the Year judges Banjo Beale, Anna Campbell Jones and Danny Campbell head east for Monday's penultimate episode of the popular BBC Scotland show.

Their first stop is Crossford in Fife for a nosey around the four-bedroom house that Heather shares with husband Brian and daughters Rosie, nine and Olive, seven.

The Herald: Heather, Brian and their children Rosie and Olive on their starry steps Heather, Brian and their children Rosie and Olive on their starry steps (Image: BBC Scotland)

"I grew up in the village and I used to love the house," said Heather.

"Brian wasn't very into older properties but there was something about this one that he liked as well. It's quite unique in the area.

The Herald: Heather with daughters Rosie and OliveHeather with daughters Rosie and Olive (Image: Scotland's Home of the Year)

"I was dabbling with colour in the house we lived in before but I think there was something about knowing we would be in it forever that freed me a little bit."

It's candy-coloured in every room but the couple had rose-tinted glasses about the amount of work needed on the house before they could get busy with the paintbrushes.

"I think we thought it would only decorative work that needed doing but it needed a lot more than we were expecting," said Heather.

"We had damp in Rosie's bedroom so we had to do that quite quickly. The shower broke so we did our bathroom. We've still not finished and we've been in seven years."

Throughout the property the theme is childhood and nostalgia.

The Herald: The Pink House features in episode six of Scotland's Home of the Year The Pink House features in episode six of Scotland's Home of the Year (Image: BBC Scotland)

Furniture choices are mostly vintage and second-hand finds and brave colour combinations adorn the walls with quirky touches including starry outdoor steps and a kitchen disco ball. 

"I've always been drawn to second-hand furniture," said Heather. "I think with my crazy colour combinations, it makes it look a bit more grow-up."

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She has also included a few treasured possessions left to her by her two grannies, including a sunburst mirror.

 "I prefer this to pictures of them, I think it triggers more memories," said Heather.

Banjo Beale describes the home as "sugar and spice but not too sacharrine".

"I like that," said Heather. "I think starting with Rosie's room was a fun place to experiment with colour and I've grown in confidence and learned to trust my taste.

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"I think you can do colour more affordably than neutral, minimalist aesthetic.

"If Brian lived alone he probably would not have a house decorated like that - I'm definitely the driver but he enjoys it when it's all come together.

"I think he gets a lot out of living in a more eccentric house. I don't have a creative background at all. It's just instinct really, I just start with pink.

The Herald: Ever room has a touch of pink, Heather's favourite colour Ever room has a touch of pink, Heather's favourite colour (Image: Scotland's Home of the Year)

"It's quite a pale pink in her bedroom and I felt like I had an itch to go bolder in the living room. That was just an experiment really. 

"I'm excited to hear what the judges say," she added. "I respect their opinions and also know that we all have our own individual taste so I don't mind too much if it's not a positive reaction."

The judges also visit Sea View in North Berwick, a new-build which is home to Jenny and David and their two dogs Charlie and Belle.


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The couple worked with an architect and interior designer to create their dream home, making the most of the stunning views over the Firth of Forth. 

The upside-down house features living space upstairs with sleeping quarters below.

As well as a stunning cinema room, Sea View’s master bathroom brings together a petrified wooden sink with leopard print wallpaper and a beaded chandelier.

Finally, the judges visit Coldwater, a mid-century bungalow renovation in Linlithgow - home to Fran, Martin and their two children Bailey and Esme.

While Fran saw the potential in Coldwater, Martin admits he was initially reluctant to take on the empty property which was beige throughout.

For the first time, the final of  Scotland's Home of the Year, on Monday, June 10 will be live on the big screen.

Glasgow's Grosvenor Picture Theatre will host the event which will be followed by a special Q&A with the judges.

 Tickets are free and SHOTY fans can apply here.