News and Announcements

Nordic Noir and Scandi Blanc at Bloody Scotland

7th September, 2018

Today we welcome local Nordic Noir expert Miriam Owen to the blog to give you a wee preview of the Scandi flavoured events at Bloody Scotland this year. Recent news…

Crafting your perfect pitch

5th September, 2018

Another blog from 2016 Pitch Perfect winner Alison Belsham but this time she comes with lots of advice for this year’s pitchers, and for everyone out there who would benefit…

McIlvanney Prize 2018 shortlist revealed!

4th September, 2018

Congratulations to Lin Anderson, Chris Brookmyre, Charles Cumming and Liam McIlvanney for making our McIlvanney Prize 2018 shortlist for best Scottish Crime Book of the Year! Read what our judges…

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…