News and Announcements

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…

Announcing the 2019 Bloody Scotland Programme!

3rd June, 2019

Hello, friends! It has been a while. We’re so glad to be back and presenting you with the programme of 2019’s Bloody Scotland. A few highlights include… Ian Rankin Alexander…

Announcing Val McDermid & more…

29th April, 2019

Your quick update from Bloody Scotland:   Photo: Fraser Rice LAUNCHING THE 2019 PROGRAMME ON 3RD JUNE In case you missed last week’s announcement, we are so very pleased to…

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…