We launched our programme for the 2013 festival on Wednesday and you’re all loving it. Here’s a summary of what’s happened so far, this page will be updated throughout the day so check back later for the latest (most recent at the top).

Our Facebook fans are getting geared up for September!

More radio coverage, this time on BBC Radio Scotland Newsdrive:

You can catch up here on the iPlayer (50 minutes in).

That photo of Chris has also made its way into the Metro:

Todays Times has a small piece about the festival:

Another photo, in The Scotsman this time:

Chris Brookmyre is in today’s (Thursday) Herald:

You can see all the photos form our launch over on our Facebook Page
The first few news articles have started to come in:

You can read about us in The Scotsman here and booktrade here.

Some more pictures from this morning’s launch:

Bloody Scotland founders Alex Gray and Lin Anderson introduce this year’s programme…

Another one of our favourite Bloody Scotland authors, Chris Brookmyre says a few words:

A short speech from Peter Jibson from our principal sponsors, Mazars

Stirling Provost Councillor Mike Robbins:

 Authors can’t wait to come and join us in Stirling:





Some publicists also got very excited:


Some people weren’t up for hanging about and booked their tickets straight away:





We then launched the programme online and everyone got very excited:





We then retired to the library for speeches from some of our funders and sponsors (and whisky):





The launch started with photographs of Chris Brookmyre:

Louise Welsh joined MacAuley and Co on BBC Radio Scotland this morning to talk Bloody Scotland:

Click here to listen again on iPlayer, Louise starts 43 minutes in. (NB this link probably wont work outside of the UK)

A few people who were lucky enough to make it along to Deanston Distillery got a sneaky peak at the programme before the announcement at 12pm:




Excitement started early on twitter: