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Talent check

We focus on the fabulous talent we have in this country by looking at:

Keep checking for more additions to the Talent Check area and keep an eye on the YoungScot, Ideasfactory and BBC Blast websites for great information on how to nurture your talent.

You can also find information on how to get involved in the arts by visiting our 'get into the arts' section

Young Scot Young Shots competition winners

An amazing 6,000 pictures arrived at Young Scot from budding photographers all over Scotland. Thomas Reid from Grimsay, North Uist was one of the prizewinners, and his pictures were on display at Taigh Chearsabhagh from Thursday 16 December until the end of January 2005

Read more about Thomas Reid 

Dewar Awards winners

The Dewar Awards was set up in memory of Scotland's first First Minister Donald Dewar.  It is a trust fund that helps exceptionally talented young Scots realise their potential in any artform.  We take a look at some recent winners who are making their mark.  Read more about the Dewar Awards winners.


YoungScot interviewed two young playwrights on how they got into playwriting.  They also spoke to Ian Rankin to find out how he has developed his writing career.  Read more about the interviews with Rankin and the playwrights.

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Eastgate Arts Centre in Peebles. Photo: Michael Wolchover
New Dynamics project in Kinlochleven. Photo: Fin Macrae
Edinburgh Mela 2003. Photo: Pascal Saez
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