News and Announcements

McIlvanney Prize 2019 winner is Manda Scott!

18th September, 2019

We’re pleased to announce the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2019 winner to be Manda Scott’s A Treachery of Spies! The judges of the McIlvanney Prize…

Claire Askew wins the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of 2019!

18th September, 2019

Congratulations to Claire Askew who has won the inaugural Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year, 2019 for All the Hidden Truths! In the aftermath of a tragedy, the…

McIlvanney Prize shortlist 2019 announced!

6th September, 2019

The wait is over! (well, this wait. Now begins the wait for the winner announcement but one thing at a time) We can reveal the shortlist for the McIlvanney Prize…

Pitch Perfect 2019

29th August, 2019

Revealing the 2019 Pitch Perfect cohort! They will be pitching to our expert panel and you can attend the event by buying tickets here. Robert Craven has been writing short…

Crime in the Spotlight-ers 2019 revealed!

20th August, 2019

  We’re thrilled to announce this year’s 12 Crime in the Spotlight winners who will be supporting a number of events at Bloody Scotland by reading from their books before…

Nicola Sturgeon to join Ian Rankin at Bloody Scotland

13th August, 2019

You’ve been very patient while we’ve held on to this secret for a while but now we can reveal all: Bloody Scotland is delighted to reveal that the ‘special guest’…

Sunday showing added to SOLD OUT You the Jury play

23rd July, 2019

Due to phenomenal demand and the two Saturday showings of Douglas Skelton’s YOU THE JURY play selling out, we’re delighted to add a third showing on Sunday at 2pm. A…

Revealing the 2019 McIlvanney longlist and debut prize shortlist

27th June, 2019

It’s that time of year again where we reveal the McIlvanney Prize longlist for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. We know that you skip all this pre-blurb to get…

Announcing the 2019 Bloody Scotland Programme!

3rd June, 2019

Hello, friends! It has been a while. We’re so glad to be back and presenting you with the programme of 2019’s Bloody Scotland. A few highlights include… Ian Rankin Alexander…

Announcing Val McDermid & more…

29th April, 2019

Your quick update from Bloody Scotland:   Photo: Fraser Rice LAUNCHING THE 2019 PROGRAMME ON 3RD JUNE In case you missed last week’s announcement, we are so very pleased to…

Ajay Chowdhury wins Harvill Secker/Bloody Scotland BAME competition

22nd January, 2019

We’re delighted to reveal that tech founder Ajay Chowdhury has won the inaugural Harvill Secker and Bloody Scotland competition with Arvon to find a new crime writer from a BAME…

Bloody Scotland 2018 – Day 2

23rd September, 2018

A few photos from day 2 of Bloody Scotland 2018. PaulReich_BloodyScotland_FestivalShots_023 Actress Ashley Jensen and author M.C. Beaton photographed at Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival in Stirling on…