Practical Information

Festival Venues

The Golden Lion Hotel
8-10 King St, Stirling FK8 1DQ

The Albert Halls
Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2QL

Allan Park South Church
Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2LQ

The Curly Coo
51 Barnton St, Stirling FK8 1HH

Waterstones will provide a Festival bookshop and will host signings after each event.

Getting Between Venues

Most festival venues are situated in Stirling’s historic Old Town and are within walking distance of each other and the city centre and we also provide a mini-bus service for those who require it. You can find information on how to get to Stirling – click here to go to our visitor information page.

Events start promptly so please allow yourself time to travel between venues, a path connects the Golden Lion Hotel and the Albert Halls.

Festival for Everyone

We aim to make the festival enjoyable for all of our guests and will try to accommodate requests where possible.

Full accessibility information on all of our venues is available on our accessibility page.

BSL interpretation avaliable where requested. If you would like to request BSL interpretation for any event please email us at

Festival Policies

We reserve the right to cancel any event as a result of unforeseen circumstances.

Tickets are available at a concessionary rate if you are a student, unemployed, registered disabled, over 60 or under 16.

All festival events may be photographed/filmed for promotional purposes. Audience use of photographic, video or audio equipment is prohibited during events.

Bloody Scotland regrets that once purchased, tickets cannot be transferred, exchanged or returned. Seating at all events is unreserved. Please advise the Box Office at the time of booking if you require a wheelchair space or have any specific needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Latecomers are disruptive to both authors and audience members and will not be admitted after the event has begun. If you are purchasing or collecting tickets on the day of the event then please ensure that you arrive in good time and allow yourself enough time to get to the venue.