News and Announcements

2018 McIlvanney Prize longlist revealed!

20th June, 2018

The readers have passed their judgement and we’ve collated the 2018 McIlvanney Prize longlist to be: Lin Anderson, Follow the Dead (Macmillan) Chris Brookmyre, Places in the Darkness (Little, Brown)…

Harvill Secker & Bloody Scotland partner for BAME crime writing competition

7th June, 2018

We’ve partnered up with Harvill Secker launch a competition to find a debut crime writer from a BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) background. The winner will have their book published by Harvill Secker with…

2018 is go!

7th June, 2018

We have launched! Thanks to all who joined us for our launch events in Stirling and London, with special thanks to Alexander McCall Smith for opening our festival season 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…