bloody scotland 2018

21 – 23 September, 2018


Liam McIlvanney winner of Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2018

McIlvanney Prize Shortlist, Bloody Scotland 2018

Bloody Scotland has established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival. It all started in 2012 with acclaimed writers Lin Anderson and Alex Gray at the helm, then joined by Craig Robertson and Gordon Brown. Based in Stirling, Bloody Scotland has brought hundreds of crime writers new and established to the stage with always enthusiastic attendees who add to the festival every bit as much as the writers do.

Bloody Scotland prides itself as the literary festival where you can let down your hair and enjoy a drink at the bar with your favourite crime writer, it strives to put on entertaining as well as informative events. The programme covers  a range of criminal subjects from fictional forensics, psychological thrillers, tartan noir, cosy crime and many more.

With an international focus at the heart of Bloody Scotland, the organisers are always looking to bring in crime writing talent from outside of Scotland,  whom you may not have heard about. Also drawing the crowds is the Scotland v England writers’ football match.

The Bloody Scotland Team 2018: Lin Anderson, Gordon Brown, Craig Robertson, Jenny Brown, Muriel Binnie, Catriona Reynolds, Bob McDevitt, Laura Jones, Abir Mukherjee, Fiona Brownlee & Tim Donald

The Bloody Scotland Programme for 2018



The Bloody Scotland 2018 ON FACEBOOK

Including: Irvine Welsh, Louise Penny, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Stuart MacBride, Ann Cleeves, Quintin Jardine, Peter James & so much more…

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McIlvanney Prize Shorlist 2018 – AND THE WINNER IS LIAM MCILVANNEY


Congratulations to Lin Anderson, Chris Brookmyre, Charles Cumming and Liam McIlvanney for making the McIlvanney Prize 2018 shortlist for best Scottish Crime Book of the Year!

More information on Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize Shorlist

Bloody Scotland Crime Writers Football Match: Scotland v England

Saturday 22nd September from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm BST
Cowanes Hospital Bowling Green, 49 St John Street
Stirling, FK8 1ED

The Kiwis are coming! Fiona Sussman, Paul Cleave, Denise Mina and Liam McIlvanney

Saturday 22nd September from 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm BST
The Golden Lion Hotel – Ballroom, 8-10 King Street
Stirling, FK8 1DQ United Kingdom
£8 – £9

Bloody Scotland is delighted to welcome Fiona Sussman, the winner of the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Award, New Zealand’s top crime fiction honour, for her novel The Last Time We Spoke. Fellow Kiwi Paul Cleave is a three-time winner of the Ngaio Marsh and his latest novel is A Killer Harvest. In return, the 2017 McIlvanney Prize winner Denise Mina is appearing at WORD in Christchurch in August and will report back from her time there. Scotland’s own Liam McIlvanney lives…

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MC Beaton with Ashley Jensen

Saturday 22nd September from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm BST
Albert Halls, Albert Place, Dumbarton Road,
Stirling, Scotland FK8 2QL United Kingdom
£9 – £10

MC Beaton’s much-loved Agatha Raisin novels about the PR guru turned amateur sleuth has delighted a legion of readers. Marion has now written an incredible 28 Agatha books and they have, of course, formed the basis of the TV series starring Scotland’s own Ashley Jensen, who will be joining Marion on stage at this event. We are bringing page and screen together for what is sure to be a fun and fascinating event.

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