Stirling 21st - 23rd September 2018


Bloody Scotland 2017 programme

Posted on 1st June

BS-2017-coverYou’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 Prize winner Chris Brookmyre.

You also have the chance to catch Simon Kernick, Lynda La Plante, Peter May, Mark Billingham, Karen Rose, Chris Carter, Ann Cleeves, Man Booker shortlisted Graeme Macrae Burnet, Denzil Meyrick, Mason Cross, Louise Welsh and also familiar names including John Gordon Sinclair, Vince Cable, Douglas Henshall, deputy chief constable of Scotland, Iain Livingstone.

We’re excited to host our gala opening and the announcement of this year’s McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year at Stirling Castle on the opening night, Friday 8th September. Following the opening reception there will be a torchlight procession down to the Albert Halls where Ian Rankin will be talking about 30 years of Rebus. You can grab your golden ticket to our opening ceremony or just join the torchlight procession.

Of course, we see the return of our Scotland vs England Crime Writers football match, the bursting-at-the-seams popular Crime at the Coo, Pitch Perfect and Crime in the Spotlight will return to showcase new crime writing before a number of our events.

View all the events and buy your tickets online here or call 01786 27 4000 (Tue-Sat, 10am – 6pm).

You can also view the full print brochure in PDF here.

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The Caledonian Crime Writing Festival, Scottish Company No SC404578, Registered office: Caledonian Exchange, 19A Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8HE.
The Caledonian Crime Writing Festival is a Scottish Registered Charity, known as Bloody Scotland; Charity No SC042615