News and Announcements

Read the exclusive first chapter of What Will Burn by James Oswald

19th September, 2020

We are very excited to be able to share with you, exclusively, the first chapter of James Oswald’s much anticipated What Will Burn, coming in February 2021. If you’re a…

Announcing our 2020 prize winners Francine Toon and Deborah Masson!

18th September, 2020

Congratulations to Deborah Masson for winning the Debut Prize with Hold Your Tongue! The judges described Hold Your Tongue as:‘A well written, fast paced and gritty thriller with a strong female…

Kicking off Bloody Scotland 2020 online!

18th September, 2020

Due to incredible demand, we’re able to make Bloody Scotland 2020 online available to watch for free on our website, all weekend! Want to see Jeffery Deaver, Sue Black, Ann…

Revealing the McIlvanney Prize 2020 shortlist!

1st September, 2020

Congratulations to Andrew James Greig, Doug Johnstone, Ambrose Parry and Francine Toon for making it to the 2020 McIlvanney Prize shortlist for Scottish Crime Book of the Year! We’ll be…

Announcing the 2020 Crime in the Spotlight lineup!

24th August, 2020

It’s not Bloody Scotland without showcasing new crime writing talent in the Crime in the Spotlight slots and 2020 is no different, even online. We welcome this year’s spotlighters, who…

The Bloody Scotland 2020 online programme is here!

24th August, 2020

It’s been a long year and a long wait, but we’re so happy to be able to reveal the programme for our virtual festival this year! Festival Director Bob McDevitt…

Debut shortlist & McIlvanney Prize longlist 2020 announced!

23rd June, 2020

2020 might be a year like no other and we won’t be gathering in Stirling in September like we usually do but the prizes must go on! We’re so chuffed…

Bloody Scotland 2020 cancelled

29th April, 2020

Hello friends, It may not come as a surprise but we’re very sad to announce that Bloody Scotland will not be taking place in Stirling this year due to the…

Four Blokes Go Wild(ish) in Spain

14th February, 2020

Prologue For the last few years Bloody Scotland has been forging a relationship with a noir festival, Xabia Negra, in the town of Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca. With the…

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…