News and Announcements

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…

The Northern Powerhouse

6th September, 2017

There are some traces of some great literary footsteps in the North East – Ann Cleeves, Mari Hannah and L J Ross who all plot and kill with the stunning…

Opening Gala sold out!

5th September, 2017

The Opening Night Reception is now SOLD OUT! If you have purchased a ticket we look forward to seeing you on Friday in the Great Hall at Stirling Castle at…

Pitch Perfect 2017

5th September, 2017

The class of Pitch Perfect 2017 have been chosen! We’re pleased to welcome: Helen Calder (pitching ‘Singularity’) Mark Wightman (pitching ‘Sleeping in the Tiger’s Lair’) Ajit Panickar (pitching ‘Inspector Chatpati…

Off the Beaten Track

1st September, 2017

Scotland’s darkest deeds aren’t confined to its mean streets in its even meaner cities. Think the Scottish countryside can be a nice place to get some rest and relaxation? Not…