News and Announcements

McIlvanney Prize shortlist 2019 announced!

6th September, 2019

The wait is over! (well, this wait. Now begins the wait for the winner announcement but one thing at a time) We can reveal the shortlist for the McIlvanney Prize…

Pitch Perfect 2019

29th August, 2019

Revealing the 2019 Pitch Perfect cohort! They will be pitching to our expert panel and you can attend the event by buying tickets here. Robert Craven has been writing short…

Crime in the Spotlight-ers 2019 revealed!

20th August, 2019

  We’re thrilled to announce this year’s 12 Crime in the Spotlight winners who will be supporting a number of events at Bloody Scotland by reading from their books before…

All About Bloody Scotland

About Bloody Scotland

All about the festival’s beginnings, who we are and what we do. Bloody Scotland established itself at Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival in 2012 with Lin Anderson and Alex Gray at the helm.

Booking Information

There are several of ways to buy tickets for the festival – online, over the phone, or in person, before and during the festival (unless we sell out!). We also offer discounted tickets for local Stirling residents and those on low income.


Stirling is one of the most picturesque and historically fascinating towns in Scotland so you won’t be short of sights to see and treats to consume in between Bloody Scotland events…