News and Announcements

McIlvanney Prize Finalists 2017

29th August, 2017

Congratulations to the five finalists of the 2017 Scottish Crime Book of the Year, the McIlvanney Prize! Judges Lee Randall, Susan Calman and Craig Sisteron had the below to say…

The Dark Lands

21st August, 2017

Scotland is known for its long dark winters, but spare a thought for those living in even colder climes. In Iceland or Norway, the landscape is often more snowy and…

Crime in the Spotlight

15th August, 2017

It’s that time of the year again when we reveal the Crime in the Spotlight-ers! Being selected for ‘Crime in the Spotlight’ is like being asked to be the support…

Location, Location, Location

10th August, 2017

The Book Trail returns as guest blogger this year, with a blog particularly relevant to her expertise – an exploration of our Location, Location, Location event on Saturday 9th September,…

Four Blokes in Search of a Plot…hopefully

2nd August, 2017

So, there’s four crime writers, right? Real wise guys. And they want a plot. A deadly plot. Someone’s going to die. Maybe quite a few people. It won’t be pretty….

Volunteer at Bloody Scotland 2017

22nd July, 2017

Bloody Scotland is seeking enthusiastic, responsible and reliable volunteers to help out at this year’s festival. This is our sixth year and the festival is taking place across Stirling from Friday…

Practicing what you preach

21st July, 2017

David Bishop In the first of this year’s series of guest posts from crime writers and bloggers, we hear from Edinburgh Napier University MA Creative Writing programme leader and writer…

Seeking inspiration in Stirling…

20th July, 2017

This all happened because of Ian Rankin. And Chris Brookmyre’s jobbie. Sorry, I should probably explain. Last week, it was announced I’ve signed with Constable to write a new crime…

A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

17th July, 2017

We have something a little different for Bloody Scotland attendees this year in what we’re calling the ‘Bloody Scotland Fringe’ where criminally relevant events are taking place during the Bloody…

McIlvanney Prize 2017 Longlist Announced

20th June, 2017

We’re pleased to announce the 12-strong McIlvanney Prize Scottish Crime Book of the Year longlist for 2017! Those up for the £1,000 prize include:   Lin Anderson – None But…

Debut: a new crime writing podcast

20th June, 2017

A new podcast series exploring a debut crime author’s dramatic 14-year journey to publication is being released today. Debut: A Crime Writer’s Journey from the Bedroom to the Bookshelf tells…

Bloody Scotland 2017 programme

1st June, 2017

You’ve been waiting patiently and we can finally reveal the programme for Bloody Scotland 2017! We welcome back popular favourites Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina and last year’s McIlvanney…