‘Happy days see­ing kids grow up’

Clan loved years at Westhill pad

Evening Express (City Final) - Home Life - - FAMILY LIVING - By Marie-Claire Jones

THE McDougall fam­ily will never for­get their years at Fare Park Drive, Westhill. It’s where daugh­ter Isla spent her early years while son Peter has en­joyed be­ing a teenager there. And for par­ents Scott and Shona, trans­form­ing the prop­erty has been a happy labour of love. Scott, who runs in­surance agency NFU Mu­tual, said: “We have had a lot of happy times in this house. When we moved here our daugh­ter was just six months old and our son was 12. “It’s where they’ve grown up and Westhill has been a fan­tas­tic fam­ily-cen­tred com­mu­nity for us all. “There are good schools here and it’s far enough out of the city to be quiet, with­out be­ing so far away that you have to travel far to get into town.” Scott, 43, and 36-year-old Shona, who works for the Bank of Scot­land, have car­ried out a lot of work on the three-bed­room house in their six years there. They’ve up­dated the kitchen with a mod­ern look in­clud­ing new lam­i­nate floor­ing, fit­ted a new suite into the huge fam­ily bath­room and built a large deck­ing area out­side. Scott said: “I’m a big foot­ball fan and en­joy go­ing to Pit­to­drie and Old Traf­ford when­ever I can, but when I’m home noth­ing beats pot­ter­ing about in the gar­den on a sunny day. “It’s a good house for spend­ing time with the chil­dren. We sit down to eat to­gether ev­ery night at the din­ing ta­ble in our kitchen, while we save the din­ing room for spe­cial oc­ca­sions. “We imag­ine an­other fam­ily will also en­joy this house, as well as the com­mu­nity.” Scott and Shona, with son Peter, now 18, and sixyear-old Isla, won’t be mov­ing far ei­ther. They’re off to an­other prop­erty in Westhill.

LIV­ING IT UP: Scott and Shona McDougall with son Peter and daugh­ter Isla.

FACADE: The ex­te­rior of the prop­erty at Westhill.

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