News and Announcements

McIlvanney Prize 2019 winner is Manda Scott!

18th September, 2019

We’re pleased to announce the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2019 winner to be Manda Scott’s A Treachery of Spies! The judges of the McIlvanney Prize…

Claire Askew wins the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of 2019!

18th September, 2019

Congratulations to Claire Askew who has won the inaugural Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year, 2019 for All the Hidden Truths! In the aftermath of a tragedy, the…

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…

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…