Scotland has an international reputation for the quality of its crime writers. Crime writing is our other national export. Bloody Scotland arrived with a bang on the festival circuit in 2012, attracting international and UK stars, as well as showcasing new and emerging home grown Scottish talent. Exactly what we planned that it should do. Alex dreamed that when crime writers were asked where they were going in September, their reply would be ‘Bloody Scotland’. Thus the name was coined and our dream of having all eyes turned to Stirling, mid September was realised.

2013 sees another dazzling array of international and home grown talent. All the great crime writers want to come to Bloody Scotland. Just what we wanted to see happen.
2012 was great. 2013 will be even better. As for 2014…

Alex Gray and Lin Anderson
Founders of Bloody Scotland