News and Announcements

Crime in the Spotlight 2018

15th August, 2018

(L-R: Andy Muir, Claire Askew, Daniel Smith, CS Duffy, Ian Patrick, Chris Curran, Andrew Reid, Mysti Berry, CS McLean, GB Williams, Allan Watson, Heleen Kist, William Graham) We’re overjoyed to…

BAME writing competition now open

31st July, 2018

We are pleased to announce the the Harvill Secker crime writing competition for BAME writers is now open, in partnership with Bloody Scotland. For all information please click here. The…

Ashley Jensen comes to Bloody Scotland!

29th July, 2018

We’re unbelievably excited that we will be joined by Ashley Jensen, star of the TV series, Agatha Raisin who will be appearing on stage with M C Beaton, author of…

Alison Belsham on Pitching Perfectly

11th July, 2018

Alison Belsham, author of The Tattoo Thief, has given us some insight into what it’s like to apply for Pitch Perfect, prep, take part and then win! Alison (photo by…

Xabia Negra or Crime on the Costa

7th July, 2018

A blog from Bloody Scotland board member Gordon Brown about his trip to Xabia Negra, a noir festival in Spain. November the 4th 2017. Where were you? Was the sun…

2018 McIlvanney Prize longlist revealed!

20th June, 2018

The readers have passed their judgement and we’ve collated the 2018 McIlvanney Prize longlist to be: Lin Anderson, Follow the Dead (Macmillan) Chris Brookmyre, Places in the Darkness (Little, Brown)…

Harvill Secker & Bloody Scotland partner for BAME crime writing competition

7th June, 2018

We’ve partnered up with Harvill Secker launch a competition to find a debut crime writer from a BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) background. The winner will have their book published by Harvill Secker with…

2018 is go!

7th June, 2018

We have launched! Thanks to all who joined us for our launch events in Stirling and London, with special thanks to Alexander McCall Smith for opening our festival season with…

The 2018 Bloody Scotland programme revealed!

4th June, 2018

VAL MCDERMID // IRVINE WELSH // DENISE MINA // LOUISE PENNY // STUART MACBRIDE // ANN CLEEVES // AMBROSE PARRY // QUINTIN JARDINE // PETER JAMES & SO MUCH MORE This…

One week until launch

28th May, 2018

It’s only one week until we announce the 2018 Bloody Scotland programme in Stirling, with all events going live at 12pm! Sharon from Chapter in my Life was nice enough…

Alexander McCall Smith celebrates at Bloody Scotland

3rd May, 2018

Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish writer at his home in Edinburgh, Scotland. 2nd April 2014Picture by Alex Hewitt/Writer Pictures We’re delighted to announce that we will be launching the 2018 programme…

McIlvanney Prize 2017 Winner

8th September, 2017

We’re pleased to announce the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2017 winner to be… Denise Mina’s The Long Drop! Lee Randall, chair of the judges…