Hot 100 2012: 79-70

Dominic Hill, Ewan Morrison and LuckyMe among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2012

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The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2012, you'll find them here.

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79 Eve Mutso

79 Eve Mutso

Ballerina with character
In April, Mutso took on the role of a lifetime, playing the delicate and damaged Blanche DuBois in Scottish Ballet’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. The production, and Mutso in particular, was a five-star triumph. (KA)

78 Ann Louise Ross

78 Ann Louise Ross

Star turn
Ross gave a heartbreaking performance as Mill Lavarello in James Brining’s haunting revival of Zinnie Harris’ Further Than the Furthest Thing, winning the CATS Best Female Performance award in the process. Ross went on to play Caliban in Dundee Rep’s The Tempest and was a poignant Angeline Sauve in the Lyceum/NTS revival of The Guid Sisters. (AR)

77 Dominic Hill

77 Dominic Hill

Putting on the Citz
In his first season as Citizens Theatre boss, artistic director Hill delivered an ambitious programme of classics that included a consummate production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, which won him the Best Director award at this year’s CATS, and a triumphant King Lear with veteran David Hayman in the lead. (AR / Photo: Eamonn McGoldrick)

76 The Ethical Shellfish Company

76 The Ethical Shellfish Company

Sustainable submariner
Scallop diver Guy Grieve harvests some of Scotland’s finest shellfish from the chilly waters of the Sound of Mull and, having seen the underwater evidence first-hand, campaigns passionately and persuasively about the devastation of the marine environment by scallop and prawn dredging. (DR)

75 Folk

75 Folk

Simply understated clothing
Steadily growing their reputation for over a decade, London menswear label Folk took exciting steps this year. Following a Scottish Fashion Awards nomination in 2011, the brand – founded by Cumbernauld’s Cathal McAteer – added womenswear, celebrity clients and new standalone stores and stockists to the mix. (CS)

74 Ewan Morrison

74 Ewan Morrison

Analysing society
The restless Mr Morrison had two very different books out in 2012. First up was Tales from the Mall, an incisive look at the inexorable rise of the shopping precinct while his latest novel was Close Your Eyes, a stark tale of family and society. (BD)

73 Numbers

73 Numbers

Not by numbers night
Their label action slowed this year, with only one EP from Lory D and a re-release of Unspecified Enemies’ Multi Ordinal Tracking Unit, but the bleeding edge Glasgow squad’s role as promoters and (particularly in Jackmaster’s case) DJs stepped up several gears at parties across Europe and America. (

72 LuckyMe

72 LuckyMe

Ever-fortunate dancefloor fillers
As well as hosting parties in Glasgow, London, Edinburgh and at Sonar in Barcelona, this excellent Scots label stepped up their releases courtesy of EPs from artists including S-Type, Machinedrum, Cid Rim and Baauer, as well as the TNGHT (Lunice and Hot 100 #31 Hudson Mohawke) co-release with Warp. (DP)

71 Fence Records

71 Fence Records

Game changing Fife folk collective
Anstruther-by-way-of-Eigg label and concert collective Fence Records were busy this year, as Eye o’ the Dug in St Andrews replaced their Homegame event, Eigg’s Away Game returned and they took over the Aberfeldy Festival for a day. Plus there were releases from Rozi Plain, Randolph’s Leap and Fence overlords Pictish Trail and King Creosote. (DP / Photo: Stephanie Gibson)

70 Craig Coulthard

70 Craig Coulthard

Pitch perfect
As contributions to this year’s Cultural Olympiad go, Coulthard’s Forest Pitch was one of the most high-concept. The artist created a full-sized football pitch in the middle of a Scottish Borders forest and staged a tournament featuring players who are either recent British citizens or who have been given ‘leave to remain’ in Scotland. (AR)

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