News and Announcements

Alexander McCall Smith celebrates at Bloody Scotland

3rd May, 2018

Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish writer at his home in Edinburgh, Scotland. 2nd April 2014Picture by Alex Hewitt/Writer Pictures We’re delighted to announce that we will be launching the 2018 programme…

McIlvanney Prize 2017 Winner

8th September, 2017

We’re pleased to announce the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2017 winner to be… Denise Mina’s The Long Drop! Lee Randall, chair of the judges…

The Northern Powerhouse

6th September, 2017

There are some traces of some great literary footsteps in the North East – Ann Cleeves, Mari Hannah and L J Ross who all plot and kill with the stunning…

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…