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The 5th Ideal Home Show Scotland celebrates success as it returns to the SECC, Glasgow!

Celebrity ambassadors, a cute Shetland pony, a recreation of a WW1 trench, a Scotland International football jersey, and a show home which can be built in 24 hours. These were just some of the highlights at this year's Ideal Home Show Scotland.

Returning to Glasgow's SECC for the fifth year running, this year's show attracted over 45,000 visitors (pending audit). 

The show's celebrity ambassadors who joined the show were TV favourite Gregg Wallace, interiors guru John Amabile, homes expert Amanda Lamb, TV presenter and architect George Clarke and celebrated gardener Diarmuid Gavin.

Ideal Home Show Scotland was also delighted to welcome back and support charity partner Erskine, who opened the show by a march of the Pipes and Drums of Queen Victoria School from Dunblane together with 26-year-old Erskine Shetland pony, Cruachan The Third, displaying an impressive set of medals.

The veterans' charity also pulled off an impressive feat as they recreated a WW1 trench at the show, which was designed by Beechgrove Garden designer, Lynn Harris.

Proudly on display was a show home styled by House Beautiful magazine, who launched their range of show homes in Scotland, which can be delivered and built in 24 hours.

There was a new collaboration this year between TV's 60 Minute Makeover presenter John Amabile and Zero Waste Scotland. They worked on a recycling theme and recreated a room set using some crafty upcycling techniques.

Award-winning auctioneers McTear's, made their second return to the show, bringing lots of rare items, including football legend Jim Baxter's Scotland jersey. The famous blue shirt was worn by the footballer dubbed Slim Jim during Scotland's 1962 2-0 win over England at Hampden. Visitors to the show saw the famous jersey before it goes to auction later in June where it is thought to be worth around £4,000.

In another first, McTear's conducted a live auction at the show which was run by McTear's auctioneer and BBC presenter Natasha Raskin, who also spoke about her experiences filming BBC Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.

Lee Newton, Media 10's Managing Director said, "The show in Scotland has grown from strength to strength since its launch in 2011. It's a much loved, renowned and well supported event and an integral part of our Ideal Home Show brand. Every year the show gets bigger and bigger."

The Ideal Home Show Scotland was on at the SECC Glasgow from 22nd – 25th May 2015.