2018

Shola von Reynolds

Shola von Reynolds Literature, Creative Writing

Shola is a Scottish-Nigerian writer who in 2018 was selected as Cove Park's Scottish Emerging Writer.


Kirsty MacLeod

Kirsty MacLeod Music, Violin

Kirsty is an exceptional musician who has performed with orchestras and freelance at high profile events.


Ross Montgomery

Ross Montgomery Music, Clarinet, Saxophone

Ross is a clarinettist and saxophonist whose exceptional talent has been demonstrated through spirited, exhilirated performance.


Colin Murray

Colin Murray Music, Opera, Vocals

Colin is an exceptional opera singer who is passionate about performing solo and as part of an ensemble.


Emma Simpson

Emma Simpson Music, Bassoon

When studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Emma identified the need to purchase her own bassoon in order to develop fully as a musician.


Grace Wain

Grace Wain Music, Opera, Vocals

Grace was chosen to participate in a prestigious residential Song Masterclass, and with the support of the Dewar Arts Awards was able to accept the opportunity.


Lewis Blackwood

Lewis Blackwood Music, Marimba

By the age of 14, Lewis had developed his skills as a percussionist to the level of an undergraduate.


Rennie Sutherland

Rennie Sutherland Music, Clarinet

Rennie is an award-winning clarinettist who has worked with critically-aclaimed conductors.


Rachael Keiller

Rachael Keiller Drama

Rachael is a theatre performer and practitioner of great promise, who is passionate about making work with and for young audiences.


Stephanie Maitland

Stephanie Maitland Music, Opera, Vocals

A highly experienced operatic performer, Stephanie's Award supported her in her postgraduate studies at the RNCM.


Ewan Miller

Ewan Miller Drama, Acting

Ewan worked tirelessly to gain the experience he needed as an actor for a place to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


Hugh Mackay

Hugh Mackay Music, Cello

Hugh is an award-winning cellist who has performed in every major concert hall in Britain.


Aileen Sweeney

Aileen Sweeney Music, Accordion

Aileen is an accordionist of formidable talent and keen imagination.


Isabelle Thomson

Isabelle Thomson VIsual Arts, Painting

Isabelle is a gifted painter whose work combines oil, text and animation.


Jean Oberlander

Jean Oberlander Crafts, Textiles, Fashion

Jean is an award-winning textiles designer who gained a First Class Honours Degree from Gray's School of Art


Leona Craig

Leona Craig Musical Theatre

Leona is an actor and musician hailing from Crieff, who gained a prestigious place to study at the Montview Theatre School in London.


Lois Langmead

Lois Langmead Crafts, Textiles, Mixed Media

Lois is adventurous and playful in her practice with textiles and mixed media.


Michael Gibson

Michael Gibson Music, Opera

Michael is a Glasgow-born tenor whose voice is described as beautiful, lyrical, even and expressive.


Maja Persson

Maja Persson Music, Flute, Piccolo

Maja is a hardworking and passionate flautist, who is an avid orchestral and chamber musician.


Maria Donohue

Maria Donohue Music, Piano, Interdisciplinary

Maria is a pianist, improviser and interdisciplinary artist. Her Award enabled her to attend a Creative Music Intensive in Australia.


Alexander Cowan

Alexander Cowan Drama, Acting

By the age of 12, Alexander had accrued an impressive list of credits in theatre, film and television. His Dewar Award enabled him to undertake training at Newcastle Theatre Royal.


Conor McLeod

Conor McLeod Drama, Acting

Conor's Award enabled him to accept a coveted place to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


Hannah Kelso

Hannah Kelso Film, Screenwriting

Hannah moved from her hometown of Alloa to study Screen at the RCS, then gained a place to study at the NFTS.


Hugo Eedle

Hugo Eedle Music, Cello

Hugo is a cellist from Dumfries who began playing cello at 11, and by 14 had successfully auditioned for a place at Chetham's School of Music.


Joseph Stevenson

Joseph Stevenson Music, Composition

In 2019, Joseph was one of only eight people to gain a place on the highly competitive Composing for Film and TV course at the National Film and Television School.


Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson Music, Viola, Music Therapy

Laura believes that music speaks to everybody, and aims to support people who are vulnerable in society through Music Therapy.