Scottish Self-Build and Renovation

Following the statements made by both the UK and Scottish Governments announcing guidance for a gradual relaxation of the lockdown over the next few months, we’re pleased to announce that Scottish Self-Build and Renovation (Highlands) 2021, sponsored by Scotframewill go ahead in June this year, at MacDonald Aviemore Resort.

Whilst we cannot be complacent and ignore the current challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic, we are working closely with the venue, Visit Scotland and local councils, to ensure that we follow legislation and exceed best practice to ensure a COVID-compliant, safe environment, helping you to get the knowledge and contacts you need for your self-build or renovation project.

Scottish Self-Build and Renovation (Highlands) 2021 is taking place in the Osprey Hall at MacDonald Aviemore Resort on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June 2021.

Have a peek at our new interactive walkthrough siteplan, so you can get a feel for the layout. We will be releasing the exhibitors over the next coming weeks.

COVID Preparations

Whilst we will be continually monitoring regulations, we will likely be mandating the wearing of facemasks indoors, utilising a one-way system, using hand sanitiser and limiting numbers in the hall at any one time. Pre-registration is mandatory and visits to the event will be limited to a morning or afternoon pass. We are of course welcome to continue discussions outwith the hall after your visit to the event.

We are excited to be planning our first self-build and renovation event since last March, when we were at Drumossie Hotel at one of our busiest events, just a few days before lockdown.

What to expect

We will again be bringing together local and national self-build and renovation experts who will be available all weekend to offer one-to-one advice sessions, providing help on everything from desgin and planning, heating and lighting, energy efficiency and renewables, to high tech sound and vision systems! We are kindly supported again this year by Scotframe, who will be on hand all weekend, to talk you through timber kit systems and designs.

scotframe logo 300x88 newTo find out more, and to register, pop along to this LINK, where you can immerse yourself in the walk through of the event and register your attendance, for a morning or afternoon pass.

We look forward to welcoming you along to MacDonald Aviemore Resort in June!

Scottish Self-Build and Renovation is a hugely important event for Etiom and we genuinely look forward to hosting each of these events, with our newest event having been hosted in Inverness just a few days before lockdown in March earlier this year. Whilst the run up to this event was incredibly stressful due to the evolving COVID situation, we were blown away by the outpouring of positivity for this event, which sees it return in 2021, together with an addition of the Tayside Self-Build and Renovation event, scheduled to take place at the Dewar Centre in September 2021. The Self-Build and Renovation community is a warm enthusiastic one and we love seeing the new developments being released at each of the events. 

Finding a suitable plot of affordable land is often the biggest hurdle for anyone looking to build their own home, but a group of local residents near Aviemore recently found a way to overcome this problem, providing an excellent example of what can be achieved with collaboration between the community and local landowner, without the need for public funding.