Update on Scottish Self-Build and Renovation (North-East) 2021

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. 

However, whilst we are hugely optimistic for what 2021 will bring, we are announcing the difficult decision to cancel Scottish Self-Build and Renovation (North-East) 2021, which was due to take place at the Ardoe Hotel and Spa in March 2021. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two overriding concerns that have led us to make this decision at this time.

First is the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic, and we have to couch our enthusiasm to resurrect the events industry, which continues to be under severe restrictions, with due regard to the health and well-being of all stakeholders involved in these events whilst the UK and Scottish Governments continue to issue guidance on how we can all do our bit to contain the spread of this disease.

Secondly, our primary concern is always the responsibility we feel towards our headline sponsor, exhibitors, visitors, partners and our extended supply chain whom continue to support the event year after year, and for which we are extremely grateful.

Whilst we appreciate that this will come as an enormous disappointment to all stakeholders who were due to attend the event in March 2021, we are excited to announce that Scottish Self-Build and Renovation (North Scotland) 2021 will be held at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort on 19-20 June 2021. This event is already proving hugely popular with the venue offering considerable space to continue socially distancing which will lend itself to a larger pull of exhibitors offering a diverse range of innovative products and services which will provide an enhanced visitor experience to all those considering their next self-build or renovation project.

We are also excited to announce the launch of Scottish Self-Build and Renovation (Tayside) 2021 which will be held at the Dewars Centre in Perth on 18 and 19 September 2021. We will release fuller details in the coming months.

We also continue to innovate to find ways for the self-build and renovation community to get together, having launched our online self-build and renovation directory and community, and hosting regular live streamed content throughout lockdown, which can all be found online at scottishselfbuild.com.

For those already booked to exhibit at the March 2021 event, we will be in touch with you over the next week or so.

In the meantime, thanks for your patience and understanding – and we look forward to seeing you online at scottishselfbuild.com or at our next live event in Aviemore in June 2021.

Best wishes, the Team at Scottish Self-Build and Renovation