It's safe to say that 2019 has been a mammoth year for creativity and innovation in Scotland. From award-winning albums to groundbreaking theatrical works, we cover it all in our annual countdown of the fi gures who we feel have made the greatest impact on arts and culture in the country throughout the year. But The List's Hot 100 has a twist this time: we've got a Top 19 for 2019, though beyond that we're celebrating everyone equally

because as we head towards 2020 and refl ect back on the past decade, we feel that the Scottish cultural landscape is as healthy, bold and exciting as it's ever been. Read on to fi nd out who we've named in the Top 19, as well as those we consider to be worthy of that much-coveted top spot . . .

WRITERS: Craig Angus, Kelly Apter, Anahit Behrooz, Deborah Chu, Rachael Cloughton, Neil Cooper, Becki Crossley, Brian Donaldson, Megan Forsyth, Katharine Gemmell, Lorna Irvine, Julia Kajdi, Sofi a Matias, Lynsey May, Henry Northmore, David Pollock, Arusa Qureshi, Donald Reid, Murray Robertson, Stewart Smith, Jay Thundercliffe, Gareth K Vile, Kate Walker

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM: Sean Greenhorn, Eddie Harrison, Jo Laidlaw, Carol Main, Kenza Marland, Rowena McIntosh