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BBC Scotland's Home of the Year fans agree that Midlothian home was 'robbed' of win

BBC Scotland's Home of the Year took a trip to the capital on Monday evening to Edinburgh and the Lothians in order to find yet another finalist to add to the five already chosen.

So far, Lorne Cottage in Fort William, The Ostro Passive House in Kippen, The Pastel House in Orkney, Firestation House in Hawick and New Tolsta in Lewis have made the finals for Scotland's Home of the Year.

And this evening, it was revealed that one home out the Edinburgh and Lothians category just pipped another by one point to the final stages.

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Judges Anna Campbell Jones, Michael Angus and Kate Spiers ended up battling over the winner of Edinburgh and the Lothians, as Bellsmains and Victorian Terrace tied in at 29 points each.

The Victorian Terrace in Morningside, Edinburgh, has been home to Ella, husband Rory and their children Daisy and Arthur for the last four years.

Spread over three floors, the traditional townhouse has five bedrooms, two family bathrooms and a stunning open plan kitchen.

As well as period features, the family home boasts a colourful palette and plush interiors such as velvet curtains, bright and bold wallpaper and modern touches including a newly refurbished kitchen.

And vibrant competitor, Bellsmains in Midlothian, home to David and Jean, their dog Monty and cat Oscar.

The property dates back to around 1760 and, over the 40 years David and Jean have lived in Bellsmains, they’ve extended on three different occasions.

Set in a rural landscape, Bellsmains marries together traditional alongside modern interiors, with views of the garden acting as focal points throughout the home.

Anna put her expertise where her mouth was, and Victorian Terrace eventually came out on top after a lot of deliberation from all three judges.

As well as period features, the family home boasts a colourful palette and plush interiors such as velvet curtains, bright and bold wallpaper and modern touches including a newly refurbished kitchen. (BBC Pictures)

However, this of course was met with quite the disparaging opinions on social media, as fans flocked to Twitter to discuss their thoughts.

One Twitter user said: "#SHOTY Bellsmain was stunning can’t believe it never went through."

Another wrote: "Fix! #shoty"

And a third said: "aaaand the millionaires win as usual - check out the price of an intact whole house in Morningside (£1.5m) #shoty #whydoiwatchthis!"

Others commented: "Bellsmain was robbed! #SHOTY", and "You and me both! Perfect blend of old and new! #SHOTY"

Another thought this was fair, agreeing: "Would have gone for the last one because it had been extended and designed beautifully, blending old and new, whereas the winner was principally a decorating exercise, wonderful but less of an all rounder. #SHOTY"

And a third chimed in: "Disagreed again #SHOTY"

BBC Scotland's Home of the Year resumes on Monday, May 16, in Glasgow and the Clyde Valley at the usual time of 8:30pm on BBC One.

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