THE LIST magazine has unveiled this year’s “Hot 100” – which rounds up the top 100 Scottish cultural contributors of 2023.

Having returned in 2022 after a three-year hiatus, it celebrates the most influential names in Scottish arts and culture over the past year.

Those eligible are Scots who are creative in any part of the world and non-Scots who contribute to the cultural landscape of the country.

This year’s list was topped by Young Fathers (below) – who recently picked up the Scottish Album of the Year award.

The National: Young Fathers’ Heavy Heavy has been named as the Scottish Album of the Year (Ian West/PA)

Coming in second place was comedian and author Fern Brady while singer Paolo Nutini and Two Doors Down start Kieran Hodgson also made the top 10.

The full top 10 are:

  1. Young Fathers – Mercury-nominated and SAY Award-winning trio
  2. Fern Brady – Comedian and bestselling author
  3. Marjolein Robertson – Five-star Shetland stand-up
  4. Martin MacInnes – Booker-longlisted novelist
  5. Adura Onashile – Stage and screen actor turned debut film director
  6. Jenny Niven – New director of Edinburgh International Book Festival
  7. Sekai Machache – Talbot Rice artist-in-residence with immersive films at Mount Stuart
  8. Paolo Nutini – Winner of Modern Scottish Classic album at SAY Awards
  9. Kieran Hodgson – Two Doors Down star and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee
  10. Khaleda Noon & Sara Elbashir – Leading charity for Black and People of Colour (BPoC), Intercultural Youth Scotland helps foster talent in the local music and arts

Editor at The List magazine Brian Donaldson commented: “It’s been another special year for culture within Scotland and by those Scots who are plying their creative trade outside the country these days.

“Lats year’s high-flyers could very easily have replicated their positions at the top again, but we felt that the likes of Ncuti Gatwa and Nicola Benedetti would be fine stepping aside and letting a new bunch of stars take their spots.

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“There’s nothing predictable or safe about our top 10 and we believe it encapsulates what makes Scottish culture so unique and exciting.

“Where else would you have established players in their field such as Fern Brady and Paolo Nutini rubbing shoulders with stars like Martin MacInnes and Sekai Machache?”

The rest of the Hot 100 2023 include:

  • Liam Withnail & Christopher Macarthur-Boyd
  • Siobhan Mackenzie
  • Brìghde Chaimbeul
  • Solène Weinachter
  • Paul Laverty
  • Rachel Maclean
  • Janey Godley
  • Duncan Dornan
  • Eilidh Loan
  • Sadiq Ali & David Banks
  • Johnny McKnight
  • Liam Shortall
  • Hannah Lavery
  • Gary McNair
  • Imogen Evans
  • Tony Curran
  • Hazel Johnson
  • Tomas Gormley & Sam Yorke
  • Fred Deakin
  • Tinashe Warikandwa
  • Simone Seales
  • Joseph Malik
  • Mark Cousins
  • Ian Stirling & Paddy Fletcher
  • Neil Forsyth
  • Marge Hendrick
  • Susie McCabe
  • Rab Florence
  • May Sumbwanyambe
  • K Patrick
  • Helen Nisbet
  • Bee Asha
  • Audrey Gillan
  • Hanna Tuulikki
  • Frankie Elyse
  • Danielle Jam
  • Andrew Marshall
  • Gail Porter
  • Rachel Walker & Aaron Jones
  • Becky Sikasa
  • Simon Murphy
  • Chef The Rapper
  • Jude Coward Nicoll
  • Katie Goh & Katie Hawthorne
  • Hope Dickson Leach
  • Jamie Byng
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Sam Gough
  • Maggie O'Farrell
  • Lorne MacFadyen
  • Andrew Fleming-Brown
  • Amy Laurenson
  • Chris Carse Wilson
  • Nicole Cooper
  • Sarah Smith
  • Hifi Sean
  • Joesef
  • Lynsey May
  • Queen Of Harps
  • Stuart Ralston
  • Laura Aldridge/James Rigler/Nick Evans
  • LJ Findlay-Walsh
  • Izuka Hoyle
  • Peter Ross
  • Simon Erlanger
  • Jasleen Kaur
  • Susan Riddell
  • Douglas MacIntyre
  • Lesley Hart
  • Padruig Morrison
  • Anne Lyden
  • Brian Cox
  • Kyle Falconer & Laura Wilde
  • Josie KO
  • Sharon Rooney
  • Amy Matthews
  • James Yorkston
  • Lois Chimimba
  • Lucy Ireland & Jim Manganello
  • Conor McCarron
  • Michael Pellegrotti
  • Dr Marian Bruce
  • Ainsley Hamill
  • Lawrie Brewster
  • Stuart McPherson
  • Terra Kin
  • Keith Ingram
  • James Ferguson & Alethea Palmer
  • Daniel Portman
  • Proclaimers