Mazars and Bloody Scotland
We’re delighted that leading accountancy and business advisory firm, Mazars, has announced that it is the headline sponsor of Bloody Scotland, for the third year running.
Bloody Scotland was launched in 2012 with Mazars as its inaugural lead sponsor and the international accountancy firm has continued to be the main sponsoring partner working with the Festival throughout its first three years. With the support of Mazars and other public and private sector organisations, Bloody Scotland has gone from strength to strength.
Bloody Scotland will take place in a number of historic venues across Stirling between 19-21 September, immediately after the Referendum and before the Ryder Cup. The event will once again draw on Scotland’s love of crime fiction by bringing together leading Scottish and international writers for a weekend of debates, readings, signings and some one-off special events. The line-up will be announced in Stirling on Wednesday 4 June, and promises to be very exciting: guests at previous festivals have included internationally-renowned novelists like Lee Child and Jo Nesbø, and world famous home-grown talent like Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, William McIlvanney and Denise Mina.
Peter Jibson, Mazars’ Scottish Managing Partner, said:
“The first year of Bloody Scotland, in 2012, was a real success but we hadn’t quite anticipated how rapidly the Festival would grow and take root in the Scottish literary calendar. Ticket sales increased by more than 40% in year two and the festival attracted world-renowned international writers including Lee Child from the USA.
“Based on the last two years, the third year will be enormously exciting. 2014 is an incredibly significant year for Scotland with the Referendum, the Year of the Homecoming, the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. Scotland will be watched by the world and to showcase our talent, spirit and culture with Bloody Scotland is incredibly important.
“Part of Mazars’ ethos is to support our local communities at grassroots level and we were delighted to see how well the Festival was received in its first year and subsequently how it has grown and developed. This third year will be a real showcase and high point for the event and we are proud to support Bloody Scotland and be closely involved with it.”
Dom Hastings, Bloody Scotland Festival Manager, said:
“We’re delighted to be working with Mazars for a third year. They’ve been with the festival since its inception, allowing us to develop and grow as an organisation, and we’ve built up a great working relationship together.”
For information about Mazars, please visit www.mazars.co.uk