THE final countdown is here. The coolest of Scotland’s coolest fill the following pages, along with a reminder of those who featured over the past two weeks. The people on this list tell a story about who and what Scotland is today. Their coolness comes in many different forms. It may reside in the way they look, what they make, the way they carry themselves, or the impact they have on the world. Some you may agree with, some not. But we’re sure you’re aching to know who is our number one.

20. Mark Hogarth, 42, textile designer

Why? He is the Harris Tweed guru

When, earlier this year, Scotland was rebranded for the world, in the £6 million Scotland Is Now campaign, it included a short film with Mark Hogarth, creative director of Harris Tweed Hebrides. There is good reason for this, for the former male model, who grew up on a dairy farm in Ardrossan, is widely credited with having made Harris Tweed cool again. Ten years ago, the company of which he is creative director took over a derelict mill at Shawbost, Harris. Now Harris Tweed Hebrides has an annual turnover of £10million and employs 250 mill-workers and weavers. These days Harris Tweed has a host of celebrity fans, from Gwyneth Paltrow through to Madonna. Hogarth is at the heart of an incredible revival story. In his Scotland Is Now film, Hogarth observes, “For me the key word is pioneering – because the word fashion is almost synonymous with the word ‘new’. You’ve got to captivate what is new, but not at the expense of your own tradition.”

19. Mary Moriarty, 79, former pub landlady

Why? She’s a legend

At nearly 80 years old – her birthday, which she shares with her twin, is just around the corner – Mary Moriarty, former landlady of the Port O’ Leith, is still one of the coolest, most glamorous people you’re likely to come across in increasingly hipsterised Leith. She even has an entry on the Advanced Style website, a blog-appreciation of the fashion sense of older women by New Yorker Ari Seth Cohen. But, more crucially, she is also one of those local legends who is always out there doing her bit for the community, whether it’s putting her energies into the Leith Festival, or hands-on picking up litter in the park whenever there’s a big event. The Port O’ Leith, when she ran it, was one of Scotland’s most iconic boozers – a place where the clientele used to dance on the bar and it felt as if almost anything might happen. Formerly frequented by sailors, who gave it its nautical décor, it had working-class edginess. A year or so ago it refurbished and gone the way of most hipster pubs – but Moriarty still pops in very occasionally, for some of the old regulars are still there.

18. Mido Soliman, 42, drinks industry entrepreneur

Why? He’s bringing back the old-fashioned pub, with new-fangled drinks

Pubs can change an area. They can make a community. Mido Soliman had been living and working in Kinning Park for a while when he heard that the Old Toll bar was closing down. “I went down to see it,” he says, “and it was like walking into a time machine. Beautiful. It was an old pub that had just been misused. There were lots of screens and plasma screens.” Soliman had long had a love of old pubs. He had grown up in West London, Ladbroke Grove, and as a child he’d always loved the magic of Victorian bars. “It always looked like there was a lot of fun and laughter and joyous times coming from inside.” So that was what he tried to recreate. He stripped back the décor and turned it, as he puts it, into “a pub that’s part of the community.” No screens, no fruit machines, just craft beers, great drinks and knowledgeable bartenders. What brought him to Glasgow in the first place? “A girl I was dating many years ago. She was from Scotland and moving back up. I thought it was a good opportunity. That relationship didn’t last too long but Glasgow was such a dynamic, cosmopolitan place I thought I’d stay. I love the city, I love the people. And now it’s home.”

17. Karen Gillan, 30, Actor

Why? Because she’s putting the sass into superhero movies

You could argue that Gerard Butler is Scotland’s biggest Hollywood star these days. And I guess if you like meathead melodrama (with none of the self-awareness of Jason Statham) that’s fine. But really, the clever money is on Karen Gillan these days.

She’s already got two Guardian of the Galaxy movies and one Avengers movie on her Imdb listing (with another of each on the way) and she’s working on a sequel to Jumanji in which she will hopefully once again have the chance to show off her comic chops.

Fact is, ever since she turned up as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, dressed in a short skirt and a fancy dress version of a police uniform, Gillan has been a red-haired tonic; smart, funny, ambitious and not embarrassed to be.

She’s conquered British TV, carved out a career for herself in the United States and even turned her hand to directing (The Party’s Just Beginning).

Now all she needs a modern-day Nora Ephron to realise that she is clearly a Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts in waiting.

16. Phil MacHugh, 31, PR guru

Why? If there’s a cool party he’s probably there – or running it.

MacHugh is the PR behind some of the most current brands, hotels and restaurants. If there’s a swanky party or opening event happening, he’ll probably be there, possibly dressed in a dapper pink suit and with a hairdo that looks as if it was created under zero gravity conditions. He’s there on the front row at many a Paris or London fashion week show. Among the many big bashes this “Man about Town” – as his column in The Scottish Sun is titled – has been to, was Pharrell Williams’ 40th birthday, where, MacHugh recalls, “He had Alicia Keys pop out a cake and sing him Happy Birthday.”

But MacHugh isn’t just about the style and the partying – he’s a television presenter and Gaelic speaker, who values his cultural heritage and believes that is cool. In the run up to the Independence referendum, he was a PR and events manager for the Yes campaign. Glasgow-raised and from a Barra family, he’s even a nifty Highland dancer, and counts Simple Mind’s Mick MacNeil as a relative. What next for the PR? His agency, SKAPA, is, he says about to bring a new hotel brand to Scotland – Moxy hotels. Big parties are promised, naturally.

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15. Kimberly Benson, 27, wrestler

Why? She rocks the wrestling ring.

You only have to watch footage of Kimberly Benson slamming an opponent to the floor to know she is on this cool list. Known by her stage name, Viper, “the vixen of violence”, she’s a star of World Of Sport wrestling and pioneer female in her sport. Benson is big in Japan, where she has a huge following, and was the first Scottish wrestler to main-event the famous Korakuen Hall. She has even been the subject of a BBC documentary, Fight Like A Girl, and is one of the key stars lined-up for World of Sport’s much-anticipated live tour of the UK starting in January next year.

She’s a charismatic, pantomime figure who swaggers across the ring in her trademark costume of leotard and fishnet tights. Part of the appeal of wrestling is, she says, “the rebellion of it all”. “I’ve always been one of those punk-rock kids that just wanted to cheat the system in some ways. I love watching larger than life characters rebel against conformity.” That’s why she chose the name Viper, in tribute to Stone Cold Steve Austin, the Texas Rattlesnake, one of the biggest wrestling rebels of them all.

Benson’s life mainly revolves around her sport, though she does still work in her father’s coach business in Ayrshire. As well as wrestling opponents, she has also fought off, and floored, stigma around her body shape. “People,” she has said, “wrote me off because of my size and what I look like and thought I was some stupid, blonde girl who was never going to amount to anything.”

14. John Byrne, 78, artist and playwright

Why? You don’t get more dapper.

Earlier this year, when John Byrne, was named Scotland’s most stylish man, the artist and playwright’s response, it seems, was astonishment. “I’m surprised I’ve lived to the age of 78, never mind being a trend-setter,” he said. ““Half the time I dress like a tramp. There’s a lot of days where I go out to the post office and I just throw anything on. I’m often a sight so folk steer clear of me, holding their nose.’.” Somehow this comment just made the artist seem even cooler. For, in his Tweed suits, cravats and brogues he has a dapper elegance. In fact, no matter what Byrne says or does, he’ll always be an icon of sorts. Part of it is his art, part of it his personal style, and some of it is the way he has lived his life. Byrne isn’t afraid to do or talk about things that are shocking to some. His marriage to Tilda Swinton, with whom he had two children, was unconventional. Recently, he revealed, he understood that he was the child of an incestuous relationship between his mother and his grandfather.

13. Hayley Scanlan, 35, fashion designer

If there’s one designer in Scotland who is really making a mark on pop music and popular culture it’s Dundee’s Hayley Scanlan. Her designs are so of-the-moment, that they are frequently copied by fast fashion stores – and what makes her all the more cool is that Scanlan is not having it. Frequently she calls them out. “I just think they’re so brazen about it,” she says. “It happens so much now and it’s like the norm. You’ve got to accept it, which is not right. Why not call it out?”

Twice-winner of Young Designer of the Year, Scanlan is the go-to vision for many a band – from Little Mix through to Jessie J. Her big influences also come from the music she grew up with: Debbie Harry, Madonna and Michael Jackson. “My aunties and my mum and dad all played the Thriller album,” she recalls. “I remember I used to have a Michael Jackson doll and I always used to point to the TV and say he’s my boyfriend.”

Impressively, she managed to star up her own business round the time of the birth of her twin sons. “They were six months old and it was a bit wild and I don’t actually know how I’ve managed to do it. I became a single mum, so I kind of had no choice but to work.” Right now, she says, she’s working on a top-secret project, creating designs for a band whose name she will not divulge. She is also working on “a project involving bagpipes”. The coolest thing she’s ever done? “Making clothes for the Little Mix video last year. Even my sons think it’s cool because they’re at school and all the little girls are like Little Mix obsessed.”

12. Andy Murray, 31, social media star

Why? He’s a master of the Instagram volley

Who cares if it’s not a big winning, or even playing, year for our Andy – he’s done enough of that to give him cool points to last a lifetime. Right now what makes him cool is not the tennis, but the social media entertainment he’s bringing us. It’s tweets like the one he did last autumn, parodying Donald Trump’s tweet about Time Magazine person of the year. It’s his banter with rival Nick Kyrgios. It’s pictures like the one he posted of his nose bloodied by a run in with his daughter. It’s the surreal Instagram Q&A he did earlier in the year. Game, set and Instagram match to Murray.

11. Nikita Scott, 31, surfer and environmentalist

Why? She’s an eco-warrior of the waves

The best campaigners for the ocean are those who know it well – surfers, yachters, divers. One of them is Nikita Scott, born and raised in Tillicoultry, now resident in New York, where she heads up the city’s chapter of the eco-warrior organisation, Surfrider. Not only she leading a fight against the Donald Trump administration’s plans to expand off-shore drilling, but she already has one campaign success under her belt. She and her chapter fought a successful two-year campaign to stop the building of a liquefied gas port off Long Island.

Scott has been surfing since she was in her third year at the University of Glasgow and she decided to try a new club, found herself on a trip to Tiree, and was hooked. For her, part of the attraction, was “being in touch with the ocean – there’s a connection to nature that I don’t really get in any other situation.”

What really ignited her environmental conscience, though, was some of the things she saw when she spend a year, post-university, travelling the world, working and seeking out that perfect wave. One of those things was the destruction already well under way of the Great Barrier Reef, and the other was the waves of plastic she saw when she was in Bali. The best wave she’s ever ridden? “One in Portugal – it was incredible.”

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10. Connor Newall

Connor Newall, 19, model

The features of Govan model Connor Newall, angular, low-browed and chiselled, have graced many a high-profile fashion campaign and magazine cover. They were there on the big Tom Ford 2018 summer campaign, and there too in a Pharrell Williams’ Raw brand shoot. But Newall is more than just a striking face. He is a story too. Four years ago, he was spotted, while rushing to class in Trinity High school, by a casting director Renfrew, who invited him to an audition for a short awareness film about knife crime. Newall played the lead role, but the film also had a personal relevance. His own cousin had been victim of a fatal knife crime, and, when newspapers and magazines featured his tale and he became a figurehead for the awareness campaign.

Three years later and he is one of the world’s iconic male models. His fashion impact is global. When we talk he’s preparing to go to Barcelona and shoot for GQ China, weeks ago he had been in a Vogue Homme film. What he wants now is to go back to the medium in which he made his first break, and forge a career in acting. Earlier this year, he appeared in a short film, titled Bunny, which is he says about “mental health awareness”. He hopes this will be the start of a new career. But, he points out, global success hasn’t changed him too much. When he’s home he likes to hang out with his mum and his girlfriend. And, he says, his personal look hasn’t changed. “I still don’t see what people see in me,” he says. “I still dress a wee bit like a Ned. It’s all good.”

9. Marie Macklin, entrepreneur

Why? She’s making the regeneration happen.

When, nine years ago, in Kilmarnock, 20,000 people marched to save the Johnnie Walker plant, Marie Macklin was at the head of that crowd. This was her community, where she had grown up and gone to school – where her father had run a construction business. It was also a place that even during her childhood, she had seen economically decline.

But Macklin didn’t just stop at marching. Her experience in the financial industry in London meant she had the knowledge to take that energy and make something of it, and she did. “That day,” she recalls, “was the catalyst for me to create the HALO brand which will provide young people and the local community with sustainable long-term economic and social benefits.”

Macklin, whose coolness extends to the bling of her flamboyant personal style, has countless awards to her name, including Female Business Leader of the Year 2017. Her aim is to bring economic life back, not only to Kilmarnock, but to other sites across the UK. It begins at the site of the former Johnnie Walker bottling plant, where their first project will be an urban park. “The HALO,” she says, “is about being disruptive and rocking the economy to create practical advantages for local communities. We like to think and act as pioneers.” It also involves forging ties with partners like Scottish Power, which she says “is committed to playing a key role in creating the HALO’s cyber and digital training and learning facility which will be at the forefront of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’”

8. Iain Stirling, 30, comedian

Why? He is the voice of the Love Island generation

When, this year, the whole of the UK, including George Osborne, seemed to drop everything to watch Love Island, one of the chief draws of it was the man who brought the pantomime wit, irony and geekish megalomania to its voiceover. That man was Scottish comedian Iain Stirling. Back in 2017, NME had declared him the “real champion” of the show. This year, it seemed he was shaping up as a cultural figure in his own right – bringing a show to the Edinburgh fringe, publishing a book, Not Ready To Adult Yet, at, and getting spotted at Wimbledon cosying up to his girlfriend, fellow presenter, Laura Whitmore.

But Edinburgh-born and raised Stirling was initially sceptical about doing the show that has made his name. It as only after he was invited to do the very middle-class Latitude music festival because of his part in the show that he began to realise it might be a cult hit. His theories about its success? “It’s about relationships. We talk about relationships essentially throughout the entire programme and there’s very little deviation from that – and relationships are the one thing that everyone wants to gossip about most of the time. It’s like Love Island went, ‘Do you want to know about that stuff? Well, here’s a show that’s an hour of it every day.’”

7. Jamie Genevieve, 25, make-up vlogger

Why? She’s Scotland’s biggest social media star – and she’s for real

When fans turned out to meet make-up vlogger Jamie Genevieve on her recent tour promoting her first lipstick, frequently they would weep. The social media star has over 700,000 YouTube followers, and many of them feel almost as if she were their friend or big sister. Her fans, particularly those in Scotland, feel they know her, and even are supported by her. What marks Genevieve out from other make-up tutorial influencers, is how real and relatable she seems. As she said to us herself, part of her appeal, is that she is “quite daft”. “I don’t edit myself loads. If things go wrong I keep it in. If I look rubbish in one frame, I keep it in. It doesn’t bother me. I think everyone’s a bit weird and I’m not scared of being bit of a weirdo.”

The Glasgow-based vlogger is also refreshingly honest about her looks. “I think the most honest picture of me ever,” she says, “is a picture of me jetlagged, on my couch, with a plate of dinner on my chest. Someone turned it into a meme and it went totally viral, and I was, like, ‘Brilliant.’”

But Genevieve’s life, of course, is quite different from her fans. Through her weekly vlogs, they get to see her jetting across the world – on safari in Kenya, partying in Ibiza and staying at swanky hotels - as well as getting her lip fillers done in her local beauty clinic. She, her fiance, Jack McCann and their dog, Drogba, are probably the closest we, in Scotland, have to to our very own Kardashians.

6. Josh Littlejohn, 31, social entrepreneur

Why? He got thousands of us to sleep in the park

Josh Littlejohn has changed our perceptions of how to tackle homelessness. With his charity, Social Bite, he has gone from selling sandwiches to building a village for the homeless, and, this year, a huge project to get 800 rough sleepers off the streets of our cities.

He’s the man who somehow managed to lure George Clooney and Leonardo Dicaprio to his little sandwich shop on Edinburgh’s Rose Street, and who, last year, persuaded 8000 of us to sleep out in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens to raise money for his Social Bite village of houses for the homeless. This year, 12,000 people will sleep out in parks in four different cities to fundraise for a project which he hopes will transform our approach to homelessness and get those 800 people off the streets.

Littlejohn is a trailblazer. He has a principle of not paying himself more than seven times the wage of his lowest paid member of staff. In the early days of Social Bite, he and his partner Alice Thompson, even had some of their homeless staff live in their one bedroom flat because they had nowhere else to stay.

What keeps him going? “Not wanting to let down my teenage, idealistic self,” he says Littlejohn’s own childhood in Blair Drummond was relatively affluent - his father was a successful restaurateur but he went to the local state school, marched for Make Poverty History, listened to Rage Against The Machine, and wanted to “change the world”.

5. Lauren Mayberry, 30, singer

Why? She’s our Joan of Arc

Fronting electro-pop maestros Chvrches, undeniably one of Scotland’s coolest bands, should be reason enough for the Stirlingshire-born singer’s place on The Cool List. But her contribution goes well beyond fashion and music: she has also shown herself to be an astute and unabashed contributor to discussions about sexual politics and gender issues.

Intelligent, witty and vocal, she has been trolled half to death over the years as a result, but as much as she’s a lightning rod for online haters so has she become a standard bearer of sorts for young feminists and gay rights activists. Earlier this year she talked about the rape threats she has had along the way, and observed that, if she had known this was what the career would be like, she might have, as a teenager thought, “Why the f--- would you want to do that?’” She has campaigned with Amy Poehler for girl’s empowerment. She wrote her master’s thesis on images of women in fashion magazines. Next year, she and Shirley Manson, will delver the keynote speech at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas – and it’s sure to be punchy.

As she told the Sunday Herald earlier this year, she isn’t afraid to call out “bullshit” when she sees, hears or reads it. Not for nothing did The Eurythmics’s Dave Stewart dub her a “punk rock Joan of Arc”.

4. Darren McGarvey, 34, rapper and author

Why? He wrote the book of the year

Even before Darren McGarvey won the Orwell Prize for political writing earlier this year, people were saying he was the stand-out, authentic voice of a generation. His memoir Poverty Safari, originally published by Luath press, for which he won the prize, had been much-anticipated – for McGarvey, a rapper, who performs under the stage-name Loki, had already gathered a social media following as a smart commentator who knew first-hand what deprivation was.

Poverty Safari, with its subtitle, “understanding the anger of Britain’s underclass”, was a savage exploration of poverty. Partly it told the story of McGarvey’s own difficult childhood. At one point he even describes how his mother, an alcoholic and drug addict who died from cirrhosis at 36, chased after him, aged just five years old, with a serrated bread knife. But it was also a razor-sharp polemic – one that declared war on the conditions that allow the cycles of abuse and addiction to continue.

The world is looking for eloquent voices like McGarvey’s to explain things. That’s why he was invited on to Question Time, where he shone. It’s why his Poverty Safari Live, at the Edinburgh Fringe was a hit. It’s also why earlier this year he clinched a two-book deal with Ebury, the non-fiction wing of Penguin. It’s why he is the person invited to read the bedtime story at the Glasgow Sleep In The Park. He stands out in an angry world. For what marks McGarvey out is not just his own perspective, but that he is open to others. He is, as he has said, in an often all-too tribal world, trying “to find out what’s true, even if I don’t like it.”

3 Rachel Maclean, 31, artist

Why? She makes our social media hell into fabulous art

There’s no artist quite like Rachel Maclean. She has created a mad, filmic vision of her own, through a process all of her own.

Most of the strange and grotesque characters in her films are her, in disguise, transformed with thick layers of garish make-up and digital effects. She is the one lip-syncing to found audio-tracks.

She is the figure transported via green screen into a bizarre universe – and it’s all magnificently out there.

Maclean is as brilliantly surreal as Bjork, but she is also a reminder of what art can do, that journalism or a TV documentary can’t.

She nails the nightmare that is our social media and fake news age. Spite Your Face, the film she presented last year at the Venice Biennale, turned the Pinocchio tale into a satire on the Trump era, and, over a year on, seems more relevant than ever.

She demonstrates, too, the extremes an artist may go to for their art. Maclean spent a month eating and sleeping in Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre, dressed as a giant, grotesque bunny.

For her films, she says, “I live inside the world of the film quite extensively for the few years it takes to make it. The time you’re in costume is maybe a day, but then there’s just all the living and thinking about the characters.”

But, with Maclean, what makes her all the more cool is that she is now taking her vision to a wider audience. This autumn will see her much-hyped first feature film broadcast on the BBC.

Filmed in the derelict spaces of St Peter’s Seminary, it’s a feminist response to Kenneth Clark’s landmark cultural series Civilisation.

2 Gerry Cinnamon, 32, singer

Why? He’s a belter.

When, earlier this month, Gerry Cinnamon added a few extra dates to his tour, they sold out in three minutes. Last week footage of Irish dancers performing to his hit, She’s A Belter, went viral.

There are plenty of big names out there in Scottish music, but right now it’s Gerry Cinnamon’s moment.

Right now it’s his very Scottish version of cool – just a man on a stage with his guitar, singing out some great tunes, – that has got Scotland absolutely buzzing. What he did at TRNSMT earlier this year said everything about him.

Taking the mainstage after J Hus pulled out, he turned the audience into a great, huge belting choir, who even chanted out his name. “See when the crowd’s with you,” he said, “singing every word it’s a mad feeling. Beautiful mayhem.”

Geoff Ellis director of TRNSMT recognized how big he was. “Not since Oasis have I seen someone go on such a rapid trajectory around here,” he said.

“He’s gone from playing to 50 people to a point where he could easily sell out the Hydro.

“We had to bring him back.”

What makes him all the cooler, is that success didn’t come early. He was told along the way that he shouldn’t sing with a Scottish accent.

He had to crowd source the money for his first album which came out last year.

He remains an independent musician, unattached to any record company. He’s a belter, in other words, with attitude.

1 Aldo Kane, 40, adventurer

Why? He keeps his cool in extremes

Almost everything Aldo Kane does is so extreme or terrifying it would make most of us melt into a puddle.

He is the kind of cool, in other words, that is good at keeping calm in a hairy situation – whether when working with gun-toting South American narcotics dealers for the documentary, The Real Narcos, or filming inside a volcano that unfortunately happens to start erupting.

He also has a beard that looks more coiffed for climbing mountains than pulling pints in a trendy pub.

Anywhere you imagine you might be nervous of going, he’s been there: an Ebola treatment centre, water-flooded caves, rowing a boat across the Atlantic on a world-record breaking trip.

“Everything,” says Kane, “has been in an extreme, or remote or hostile environment. It can be benign, in a cave or a bunker, or it can be full-on being chased by Mexican drug rings.”

For years Kane was the safety and ropes guy behind many of TV’s extreme adventure or nature shows, taking presenters to breath-taking and risky locations, but not appearing much on screen. This year he has broken through as a star himself, with all of his work on screen, and a hectic schedule of trips for many of the major television channels.

He has been in Russia with speed-obsessed Guy Martin, done a survival race in Borneo with Ed Stafford, and been on countless trips with Steve Backshall with whom he is filming the ground-breaking BBC primetime Expedition series.

When we talked in July, he had just emerged, blinking, into the light after ten days’ solitary confinement in a nuclear bunker, and was about to fly to the 24 hour daylight of Greenland for an expedition with Backshall.

When, last week, we emailed him, he was in Suriname in South America, about to head down the river into unexplored jungle. Somehow, in the middle of this, he was also managing to hold down a relationship with a producer of nature documentaries.

The Kilwinning-raised son of two paramedics’ route to exploration came via the Scouts. From 12, he and twin Ross would camp on their own, in places like Glencoe. At 16, his eyes set on adventure, he joined the Royal Marines, where he became a sniper.

He says, “I’ve been spoiled by the attention and the slight risky lifestyle and basically it’s very difficult and very addictive.”

What, out of all his experiences, was his most petrifying moment? “There are two in the last year. Being inside the volcano when it was erupting wasn’t cool. Then when I was working in south America with the cartel in The Real Narcos. All around the world I’ve worked in hazardous environments, but the worst environment is people. It’s human beings. I was charged by a black rhino, but that wasn’t nearly as scary as dealing with a coked-up real-life Narco who is carrying a gun and he’s just done a job.”

THE COOL LIST 100 - 21

100 Erin Cuthbert, 20, football striker

99 Tom Harlow, 29, burlesque star

98 John Robertson, 33, blogger

97 Samantha Kinghorn, 22, wheelchair racer

96 Calum Maclean, 29, wild swimmer

95 Geoff Ellis, 53, festival promoter

94 James Robertson, 30, entrepreneur

93 Alister Mackie, 48, stylist

92 Usman Mohammed, 25, barber

91 Josh Taylor, 27, boxer

90 Ellora James, 18, app designer

89 Jordan Young, 38, actor

88 Fallon Carberry, 31, hair stylist

87 Leah Hutcheon, 38, entrepreneur

86 Nightwave, 35, DJ and producer

85 Celia Hodson, 56, social entrepreneur

84 Jon McKellan, 37, games designer

83 Charlotte Brimner, 20, singer-songwriter

82 Graham MacMillan-Mason, 32, founder of Burnt Church Film Club

81 Steven Brown, 46, artist

80 Hannah Dines, 25, para-cyclist and athlete

79 Hope Dickson Leach, 42, film-maker

78 Jo Clifford, 68, trans playwright

77 Jenni Fagan, 41, author and poet

76 Rohan Gunatillake, 38, tech entrepreneur

75 Nico Simeone, 29, chef

74 Sara Sheridan, 50, novelist and perfumer

73 Cara Ellison, 33, games developer and writer

72 Mark and Isla Nelson, 37 and four, comedians and political influencers

71 Johanna Basford, 35, colouring book designer

70 Rose Leslie, 31, actor

69 Kobi Onyame, 36, rap artist

68 Tom Kitchin, 41, chef

67 Niamh Nic Daeid, 50, professor of forensic science

66 Eunice Olumide, model

65 Si Ferry, 30, football vlogger

64 Sharon Rooney, 29, actor

63 Claire Heuchan, 26, blogger and social media influencer

62 David Martin, 43, artist and festival director

61 Cora Bissett, 43, theatre director

60 Jannica Honey, Photographer, 44

59 Keith McIvor, DJ, 50

58 Tammy Koslowski, Nail entrepreneur, 29

57 Christopher Millington, Model, 28

56 Logan Hannah, Motor sports champion, 17

55 Christopher Kane, Fashion designer, 36

54 Dougie Wallace, Photographer

Sorcha Groundsell, Actor, 20

52 Andrew Fleming-Brown

51 Pam Hogg, Designer

50 Malath Abbas, Games designer, 37

He’s changing the way we think about and play video games.

49 Louise Rusk, Restaurateur, 37

The woman behind some of the coolest Glasgow eateries is queen of the steak.

48 Scott Reid, Actor, 25

He is one of the best actors of his generation.

47 Val McDermid, Author, 63

She remains the undisputed queen of crime.

46 Talat Yaqoob, Feminist, 32

She’s the powerhouse bringing equality to Scotland.

45 Oli Norman, Entrepreneur, 42

His company, Itison, is the coolest place in Scotland to work.

44 Moyo Akandé, Actor

She and her sister are making films that tell black stories.

43 Kayus Bankole, Musician, 30

As one third of The Young Fathers he belongs to one of Scotland’s coolest bands ever.

42 Vic Henderson, Chef, 41

The chef is giving vegans the restaurants they deserve.

41 Ervin Trykowski, Global whisky ambassador, 31

He gives whisky that Millennial vibe.

40 Clara McGregor, Model and photographer, 22

A rebel who out-cools her famous dad, Ewan.

39 Tom Walkinshaw, Space entrepreneur, 28

The man behind the world’s smallest, lightest satellites.

38 Eubha Akilade, Actor, 20

With her new Nickelodeon show, she's a hit with teenagers across the globe.

37 Gareth Williams, Entrepreneur, 49

Why? He had an idea in a pub – which made billions.

36 Dr Liberty Vittert, Statistician, 29

She uses maths to predict the future.

35 Kyle Ross, Barber, 28

He cuts the kind of beards and hair that win trophies.

34 Donald MacLeod, club owner and charity chair

The maverick music man is all about the charity these days

33 Judy Murray, Tennis coach, 59

She showed us she was more than just Andy’s mum.

32 Mark Mackie, Director of Regular Music

We’re loving those Summer Nights at the Bandstand in Kelvingrove Park.

31 Lynne Ramsay, Film-maker, 28

With You Were Never Really Here, the director showed she’s on top form.

30 Kapka Kassabova, Author, 45

She took us to the edge of Europe with her book, Border.

29 Danny MacAskill, Mountain biker, 32

We never get bored with his bike tricks.

28 Anna Meredith, Composer, 40

She took the Edinburgh International Festival and Leith Theatre by storm.

27 Robbie Griffith, Freerunner, 17

The kid who made the viral parkour Trainspotting video.

26 Mhairi Black, SNP MP, 24

Three years into being an MP and she still he won’t be told, on anything.

25 Katie Archibald, Cyclist, 24

The cyclist wins medals and she’s got style.

24 Bigg Taj, Beatboxer, 35

Who needs a drum machine?

23 Claire Cunningham. Dancer, 41

Performing on her crutches, she alters the way we look at bodies.

22 Richard Madden, Actor, 32

Two words. The Bodyguard.

21 Shirley Manson, Singer, 52

The Garbage singer is more outspoken now than ever.