News and Announcements

Alison Belsham on Pitching Perfectly

11th July, 2018

Alison Belsham, author of The Tattoo Thief, has given us some insight into what it’s like to apply for Pitch Perfect, prep, take part and then win! Alison (photo by…

Xabia Negra or Crime on the Costa

7th July, 2018

A blog from Bloody Scotland board member Gordon Brown about his trip to Xabia Negra, a noir festival in Spain. November the 4th 2017. Where were you? Was the sun…

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)…

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…