Bloody Scotland 2020 Programme

Check out the 2020 online programme below, book your place via Eventbrite,
and we’ll see you, virtually, very soon!

18th September

Masterclass • Pitch Perfect • The Bloody Scotland Board • The McIlvanney & Debut Prize •
Jeffery Deaver • The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers

19th September

Dame Sue Black • Peter May • Ann Cleeves • Ian Rankin • Lawrence Block • Simon Mayo • Adrian McKinty • Steve Cavanagh • Attica Locke • Oyinkan Braithwaite • Shamini Flint • JP Pomare • Lin Anderson • Tess Gerritsen • Linwood Barclay • Yrsa Sigurðardóttir • Helen FitzGerald • Robert Crais • Deon Meyer • Crime at the Coo

20th September

Lee Child • Val McDermid • Denise Mina • Chris Brookmyre • Mark Billingham • John Connolly • Harriet Tyce • Ruth Ware • Liz Nugent • Lou Berney • Sheena Kamal • SA Cosby • Katherine Ramsland • and many more in the Never Ending Panel…


Putting on an online festival of this scale – and being able to bring it to you for free – has taken a monumental effort. In achieving it, we are grateful for the support of our funders and sponsors, without whom it wouldn’t have happened.

However, there are still costs associated with an online venture – paying authors and chair people, fees for festival and technical staff, plus the associated costs of programming, marketing and publicity – and we’d be glad of any help to cover them. The receipt of any donations may also allow us to make the festival available to even more people and help us plan for the 10th anniversary festival in 2021.

If you would like to donate, you can do so via the button below.

or you can text BLOODY plus the number of the amount you’d like to give (up to £20) to 70490 
(e.g. ‘BLOODY 5’ will donate £5, ‘BLOODY 10’ will donate £10, etc) Each text will cost your donation plus one standard network rate message.

But whether you want to donate or not, please register to watch for free, and we’ll see you all in September. We can’t wait!