This week, The List has published its annual ‘Hot 100’, a countdown of the hottest Scottish cultural figures, venues and event across Scotland over the last 12 months.
Among those listed were 14 events, of which four were supported EventScotland, including The Dundee Design Festival, which came in at number 69. The Glasgow Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival both made the list at 46 and 41 respectively, while the highest place EventScotland supported event was Electric Fields at 20.
Both the Glasgow and Edinburgh Film Festivals receive funding through the International Funding Programme, which invests in world-class events that raise the profile of Scotland around the world, while the Dundee Design Festival and Electric Fields are supported through our National Funding Programme, which complements the International Fund and plays an integral role in developing domestic tourism across Scotland.
Also on this list was Paisley City of Culture at 19 for their bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 and Be Charlotte at 27. Members of EventScotland have been supporting Paisley with their bid while Be Charlotte, one of Scotland’s most exciting new music arts, performed as part of the official handover ceremony for The 2019 Solheim Cup that is coming to Scotland, the Home of Golf.
Stuart Turner, Head of EventScotland, said: “To make the list of the top movers, shakers and pioneers of Scottish culture from such an influential magazine is a great endorsement for our supported events.
“Scotland is the perfect stage for events and its varied and boundary-pushing events portfolio plays a big part in our visitor economy so I’m delighted all the artists, performers and delivers that contribute to it are recognised and celebrated by The List.”
Click here to view all The List's 'Hot 100'.