News and Announcements

Nicola Sturgeon to join Ian Rankin at Bloody Scotland

13th August, 2019

You’ve been very patient while we’ve held on to this secret for a while but now we can reveal all: Bloody Scotland is delighted to reveal that the ‘special guest’…

Sunday showing added to SOLD OUT You the Jury play

23rd July, 2019

Due to phenomenal demand and the two Saturday showings of Douglas Skelton’s YOU THE JURY play selling out, we’re delighted to add a third showing on Sunday at 2pm. A…

Revealing the 2019 McIlvanney longlist and debut prize shortlist

27th June, 2019

It’s that time of year again where we reveal the McIlvanney Prize longlist for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. We know that you skip all this pre-blurb to get…

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…