News and Announcements

Bloody Scotland 2022: dates announced

5th October, 2021

After the resounding success of our 2021 hybrid festival, we are so excited to extend our run for next year! Bloody Scotland 2022 will now start in the historic town…

Bloody Scotland 2021: the ultimate book recommendation post

21st September, 2021

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who organised, volunteered and attended Bloody Scotland 2021. You made the festival an incredible experience, and we are so thankful. One…

Announcing our 2021 Prize Winners Craig Russell and Robbie Morrison!

17th September, 2021

Congratulations to Robbie Morrison who won the Bloody Scotland Debut Prize for Crime Novel of the Year 2021 with Edge of the Grave! The judges said:‘A terrific debut novel, with…

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…