News and Announcements

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…

Bloody Scotland 2018 – Day 1

22nd September, 2018

A few photos from day 1 of Bloody Scotland 2018.

Liam McIlvanney wins the 2018 McIlvanney Prize!

21st September, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2018 winner to be Liam McIlvanney’s The Quaker! The judges of the McIlvanney Prize this…

Nordic Noir and Scandi Blanc at Bloody Scotland

7th September, 2018

Today we welcome local Nordic Noir expert Miriam Owen to the blog to give you a wee preview of the Scandi flavoured events at Bloody Scotland this year. Recent news…

Crafting your perfect pitch

5th September, 2018

Another blog from 2016 Pitch Perfect winner Alison Belsham but this time she comes with lots of advice for this year’s pitchers, and for everyone out there who would benefit…