News and Announcements

Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2021 Shortlist Announced!

28th June, 2021

Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival are delighted to reveal that three of the books on this year’s McIlvanney Prize longlist have made the shortlist for this year’s Bloody Scotland…

McIlvanney Prize longlist 2021 announced!

15th June, 2021

Five years ago the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award was renamed the McIlvanney Prize in memory of William McIlvanney. This year sees the publication of his final book,…

Bloody Scotland Book Club

3rd May, 2021

In March, we launched our Bloody Scotland Book Club and we’ve been delighted with the response! Our virtual book club hosts an exclusive discussion with a variety of journalists, bloggers,…

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…