Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Kieran Hurley, Fern Brady and Peter Doig among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

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 2013, you'll find them here.

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100 Robert Galbraith

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Pseudonymous author
Crime author Galbraith received a significant 4000% rise in sales for his well-reviewed debut novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, when it was discovered he wasn’t really a former Royal Military Police investigator, but actually JK Rowling trying her hand at a post-Potter crime-writing career. A sequel is expected sometime in 2014. (NB)

99 Fern Brady

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Comedy columnist
Former So You Think You’re Funny finalist, Edinburgh Uni graduate and sometime columnist at The Guardian, Brady has plenty fearless and fiercely funny routines at her disposal about dysfunctional families, anger issues and the perils of boozing with a laptop close to hand. (BD)

98 Christopher Harrison

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Ballet boy
A popular member of Scottish Ballet since he joined in 2005, this year Harrison was promoted to the top ranking position of principal. Two lead roles, in Highland Fling and Rite of Spring, proved his step up the ladder was more than merited. (KA)

97 Bramble

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Master mixers
Mike Aikman and Jason Scott’s Queen Street hideaway remains the only Scottish entry in the list of the World’s Top 50 Bars and is the headliner for a trio of hip cocktail venues that includes 2013 opening, Lucky Liquor Co. (DR)

96 Peter Doig

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Potent painter
Doig showed that he was still at the top of his game with a summer exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery. The acclaimed solo show was a real triumph for tradition, confirming a place for both Doig and painting in the contemporary art scene. (RT)

95 Kinning Park Complex

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Community culture
An old Victorian school building turned artists’ studio, rehearsal space, meeting point and gig venue, Glasgow’s Kinning Park Complex is a model of community action, providing vibrant cultural experiences without council funding. Long may it run. (SS)

94 Matt Hulse

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Idiosyncratic filmmaker
Hulse’s Dummy Jim is a beautiful and bonkers film about a Scot who took a bike ride into the Arctic Circle. It was nominated for the Michael Powell Award, recognition of a project that was ten years in the making. (MF)

93 Lucy Skaer

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Artist homecomer
Returning to Glasgow after a period in New York, Skaer presented her first major Scottish show of new work since a 2009 Turner Prize nomination. The Tramway exhibition touched upon death and memory or, as Skaer had it, ‘how artefacts behave as they recede from the present’. (DP)

92 Kieran Hurley

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Political playwright
After a powerful 2012, Hurley toured Fringe success Beats around the UK and contributed to Theatre Uncut’s month of free-to-perform plays. Rantin revealed his collaborative energy while Chalk Farm, a team-up with AJ Taudevin, demonstrated his political passion. (GKV)

91 Scott Graham

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

Rising filmmaker
Having had his short film, Native Son, picked for Cannes back in 2010, there was much anticipation for this Aberdeen-born filmmaker’s first feature. Released in March, Shell was a sparse and elegant drama about a father and daughter living in a Highland petrol station. (GT)

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