Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Limmy, Vox Motus and Red Note Ensemble among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

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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 2013, you'll find them here.

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69 Limmy

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Show man
Brian ‘Limmy' Limond, former ‘internet sensation’ and now bona fide telly star, won the Comedy / Entertainment Programme award at the Scottish BAFTAs for series three of Limmy’s Show. The southern media even dived onto the bandwagon at the start of the year demanding that his show be let loose south of the border. (BD)

68 Theatre Uncut

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Plays for today
Leading the resurgence of political drama, Theatre Uncut (run by founder Hannah Price and co-artistic director Emma Callander) emerged at the right time to catch the austerity zeitgeist. Sourcing plays for free performance, Uncut showed how the political can be more than just fashionable subject matter. (LI)

67 Vox Motus

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Silent but deadly
Completely ditching words for full-on visual theatre, Vox Motus’ strongest production to date, Dragon, was an all-ages delight. Their design skills complemented the dynamic physical theatre of the international cast, proving that theatre does not need words to be eloquent. (GKV)

66 AJ Taudevin

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Theatre queen
Before curating the Tron’s F-Word week of feminist theatre, AJ Taudevin showed her ability to engage with serious political issues in Some Other Mother. Her collaboration with Kieran Hurley, Chalk Hill, debuted at A Play, a Pie and a Pint and was produced by Thick Skin as a multimedia extravaganza in the Fringe this year. (GKV)

65 Red Note Ensemble

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Modern sounds
One of Scotland’s finest contemporary classical groups, Red Note has broadened its horizons ever further, creating reels and ragas with tabla player Kuljit Bhamra, and singing its way through French composer François Sarhan’s surrealist Enough Already. They also encouraged everyone to compose in regular Noisy Nights. (DK)

64 Stuart Kelly

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Mr Write
The literary editor and Man Booker Prize judge took the helm of Aye Write!, turning it from an annual festival into a series of events throughout the year, before selecting the Scottish Book Trust’s controversial 50 Best Scottish Books of the Last 50 Years. (KL)

63 Good Press

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Independent spirits
The Mono-based gallery slash bookstore continued its good work, providing a physical space for local artists to tout oddball and beautiful wares, and a treasure trove for zine fans. In their installations and exhibitions programme, The History Of was a 2013 highlight, featuring cassettes tracing the history of recorded sound. (CS)

62 Buzzcut

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Live artists
A collaborative festival from two artists who ‘want to make space for more artists’, Buzzcut’s model has gone viral, appearing at Manipulate and the Hunt & Darton Café, and became a fixture in the Glasgow calendar. Live art for the masses. (LI)

61 Stockbridge Market

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Stall setter
The weekly Sunday lunchtime gathering crystalises the eager appetite for vibrant food and community markets in Scotland, with its thriving mix of produce stalls, hot food, music and social hubbub. Involved in seeding a Saturday event in the Grassmarket too. (DR)

60 Tommy Sheppard

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

Entertainment impresario
Another strong year for the Stand with a Fringe which featured everyone from Baconface to the Lost Voice Guy, while Sheppard hosted another Edinburgh Comedy Award winner in the shape of Bridget Christie. He even had time to programme another exciting Assembly Rooms lineup which included Mogwai, Tony Benn and Janeane Garofalo.(BD)

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