Allan Wilson

Allan Wilson Literature, Writing

Described as "one of the finest young literary voices in Scotland", Allan's work was shortlisted for the Scottish Book of the Year in 2012. He received a Dewar Arts Award to support the writing of his first novel.

Adil Iqbal

Adil Iqbal Crafts, Fashion, Textiles

Gifted and innovative, Adil is a fashion designer from Edinburgh who seeks to explore cross cultural collaboration through textile art.

Alistair Hewitt

Alistair Hewitt Music, Accordion

Alistair is a young accordionist with great promise. He has won numerous competitions and is dedicated to developing his skills as a musician.


Chris Dyson

Chris Dyson Crafts, Visual Arts, Film, Photography, Sculpture

Chris is a skilled artist who works with sculpture, film and photography. His contribution to Scottish contemporary arts earned him a coveted scholarship to study at CalArts in the USA.

Gavin McCaig

Gavin McCaig Dance, Ballet

An accomplished ballet dancer, Gavin has studied at the Dance School of Scotland, the English National Ballet School and the Prague Masterclasses.

Peter Longworth

Peter Longworth Music, Composition

A former principal trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Peter has gone on to become an outstanding young composer, working at the very highest level.

Ella Victoria Robb (Victoria Marella Leech)

Ella Victoria Robb (Victoria Marella Leech) Musical Theatre

A member of the Scottish Youth Theatre from a young age, Ella's dedication to learning her craft gained her a place at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Bethany Crockett

Bethany Crockett Music, Piano

A dedicated pianist with innate musicality, Bethany gained a Dewar Award to support her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Lyndsey Gilmour

Lyndsey Gilmour Visual Arts, Painting

An especially skilled painter from Lanarkshire, Lyndsey's Dewar Award enabled her to study at the world-renowned Slade School of Fine Art.

James Hardie

James Hardie Music, Organ

From the age of nine James dreamt of gaining an organ scholarship to study at Oxford University.  With support from the Dewar Awards he achieved his ambition.

Martha Hayward

Martha Hayward Music, Singing, Opera

A strong and confident soprano performer, Martha overcame adversity to pursue her ambitions in music.

Chrissie Ardill

Chrissie Ardill Dance

Chrissie moved from Ireland to Glasgow, determined to build a successful career in dance.  When she gained a place on a bursary scheme at Dance Base Edinburgh, the Dewar Awards funded her travel between the two cities.

Roz McAndrew

Roz McAndrew Drama

A talented actress, Roz is a motivated and determined individual who has shown resilience and dedication while pursuing her ambitions.

Andy Macleman

Andy Macleman Dance

A truly exceptional talent, Andy's award enabled him to accept a prestigious apprenticeship with one of the UK's leading dance companies.

Greg Grant

Greg Grant Visual Arts

Despite challenging circumstances, Greg financed himself through his studies to become a an exceptional artist with a focus on social engagement.

Lyndsay McNeill

Lyndsay McNeill Crafts, Design, Fashion

Lyndsay's ambition is to become an independent fashion designer.  She aims to create "an alternative minimalism, where complex cutting and fabric manipulation combine to create a groundbreaking tailored collection of exclusive garments".

Philip Sharp

Philip Sharp Music, Piano

A virtuoso pianist, Philip received support to study on a prestigious 'joint course' at Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor Music, Flute

Mark is an exceptionally talented flautist with a flair for performance and a strong motivation to succeed.

Sarah Park

Sarah Park Music, Piano

A talented pianist from Edinburgh, Sarah received an Award to support her studies at the Royal College of Music.

Lliam Paterson

Lliam Paterson Music, Piano

Originally from Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Lliam showed an immense aptitude for the piano from a young age.  He shines as a composer, conductor, recitalist and accompanist.

Steven Ferguson

Steven Ferguson Visual Arts, Film, Cinematography

Through hard work and immense talent, Steven gained a place on his dream course at the National Film and Television School.

Kyle Spires

Kyle Spires Fashion, Design, Crafts

Fashion designer Kyle received an Award to support his innovative final collection for an MA in Womenswear.

Jessica Ashman

Jessica Ashman Visual Arts, Film, Animation

BAFTA-winning director Jessica has a passion for sharing stories and experiences through animation.

Gillian Park

Gillian Park Visual Arts, Film, Literature, Writing

A natural storyteller with a flair for comedy and a powerful, original voice, Gillian's work reflects her Scottish background with a warmth, vigour and authenticity.

Heather Ross

Heather Ross Visual Arts, Painting

A graduate of Gray's School of Art, Heather returned as a lecturer before developing her practice through a masters at the Chelsea College of Art.