News and Announcements

One With The Glass

24th September, 2020

When Glencairn Crystal Studio asked if it was possible, as part of their sponsorship of both the Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Book of the Year and the McIlvanney Prize for…

Desert Island Crooks 2020 choices

20th September, 2020

In case you missed it and would like just a few more books to add to your to-be-read pile, here are the titles recommended by the Desert Island Crooks panel!…

Read the exclusive first chapter of What Will Burn by James Oswald

19th September, 2020

We are very excited to be able to share with you, exclusively, the first chapter of James Oswald’s much anticipated What Will Burn, coming in February 2021. If you’re a…

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…