News and Announcements

Judges revealed for the McIlvanney Prize & The Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Novel of the Year Award 2022

10th May, 2022

We are delighted to announce the judges for the 2022 McIlvanney Prize & Bloody Scotland Debut Prize which will be presented at Bloody Scotland this September.

Bloody Scotland Book Club celebrates first anniversary

17th March, 2022

On Wednesday 30 March 2022, Bloody Scotland Book Club will officially be a year old! We’ll be celebrating our first anniversary with a special Book Club featuring our festival co-founder,…

The Glencairn Glass announce the winners of their inaugural short story competition

17th March, 2022

The Glencairn Glass has been celebrating Scottish crime writing talent over the past two years as headline sponsor of both the McIlvanney Prize and the Bloody Scotland Crime Debut of…

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.


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…


We are committed to making Bloody Scotland accessible to all and do our best to make sure everyone has a safe and comfortable time with us. Have a look at what facilities our venues offer and where you may need to let us know ahead of time with any of your needs.