Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival

Bloody Scotland established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival in 2012 with acclaimed writers Lin Anderson and Alex Gray at the helm, then joined by Craig Robertson and Gordon Brown. Based in Stirling, Bloody Scotland has brought hundreds of crime writers new and established to the stage with always enthusiastic attendees who make the festival every bit as much as the writers do.


Enjoy a drink at the bar with your favourite crime writer...

We pride ourselves as being the literary festival where you can let your hair down and enjoy a drink at the bar with your favourite crime writer. We strive to put on entertaining as well as informative events during a weekend in September, covering a range of criminal subjects including fictional forensics, psychological thrillers, tartan noir, cosy crime and many more. With an international focus at the heart of Bloody Scotland, we are always looking to introduce you to crime writing talent from outside of Scotland whom you may not have heard of.