Stirling 21st - 23rd September 2018

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Bloody Scotland Football Match: Scotland v England

Saturday, 9 September, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

| Free

The crime writers of Scotland and England will take to the football field once more to compete for The Bloody Cup in what is a perennial festival favourite.

The ball was set rolling in 2014 when Scotland inflicted a 13–1 humiliation on the Auld Enemy, followed by a shock draw the following year. England scraped a fortuitous victory in 2016, leaving Scotland still ahead on goal difference…

Final line-ups will include Ian Rankin, Christopher Brookmyre, Craig Robertson and Doug Johnstone for Scotland, while England will feature Mark Billingham, Simon Kernick, Luca Veste, and Howard Linskey.

Special thanks to Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust ( for use of their grounds.


Saturday, 9 September, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Cowanes Hospital Bowling Green
49 St John Street, Stirling, FK8 1ED
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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