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My favourite room

Scott Hastings

He's one of Scotland's most capped rugby players, a regular commentator on Sky Sports, a freelance sports marketing and events consultant, a charity Patron and renowned after-dinner and motivational speaker. Even so, Scott Hastings has his feet firmly planted on terra firma. We caught up with Scott in his favourite room at the Edinburgh family home he shares with his wife Jenny, children Corey and Kerry-Anne and beloved dog Parker.

What's your favourite feature or object in this room? - The painting that our son Corey did of our pet dog, Parker!

  1. What's your favourite room? - We extended our traditional 3 bed semi a few years ago to create a large, welcoming kitchen and living room. It's a great entertaining space that lets light flood in and it overlooks the garden.
  2. What is it about this room that makes it your favourite? - It's south facing, light and airy. On a good day we throw the doors open and the room reaches out to our garden. In the winter, the last shafts of sunlight bathe the room in an orange glow and the pebble flame effect fire adds warmth. We even have the added benefit of being able to watch the Edinburgh New Year and Festival firework displays from this room.
  3. What do you do in this room? - It is the social hub of the house. It's my home office so I can be found working here on a daily basis as well as spending meal times with family or sharing a beer with friends..
  4. How much time do you regularly spend in this room? - I'm self-employed so I spend the majority of the day in here; I like the open space aspect this room has for working in.
  5. What's your favourite feature or object in this room? - The painting that our son Corey did of our pet dog, Parker!
  6. If you could name this room after someone famous, who would it be? - Parker! He's a pretty famous dog.
  7. Are there any specific rules that apply to this room? - To 'try' and keep it tidy, but the priority is enjoying the room. My other rule is that there's no TV in this room. I don't want a TV to dominate the space. Conversation is much healthier (and if I really want to chill in front of the TV, I will nip into our snug lounge).
  8. If you could add or change anything about this room, what would it be? -The squeaky floor boards. I might still get round to replacing them.
  9. If the walls in this room could speak, what do you think they would say to Scott Hastings? - They'd laugh; there is so much happiness and fun created in this room.
  10. In one word - describe your relationship with this room? - Laughter!
Just some of Scott's impressive collection of rugby caps

My favourite room

Scott Hastings

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