Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bloody Scotland: September 14-16, 2012

I mentioned BloodyScotland when I first heard about this new crime fiction festival a few months ago. Val McDermid was here the other day, and she's going to be there, and she was talking it up. Val is reason enough, but the plethora of Scottish crime writers is intriguing.

Ian Rankin says, “Scottish crime writing continues to fire on all cylinders, and talented new voices keep appearing. Bloody Scotland is a long overdue celebration of Scotland’s favourite genre,one of its most successful cultural exports – and a chance to hear some of the most interesting international writers too.”

BloodyScotland: September 14-16, 2012 

Bloody Scotland is an innovative festival which will showcase Scottish crime writing and place it in an international context. We will shortly be announcing a stellar cast of leading crime writers.

Stirling is the natural location for a major new festival, with easy access from the cities and also nearby Falkirk, Linlithgow, and Perth. Bloody Scotland seeks to build on the existing strengths of Stirling’s own successful Off the Page festival… and forge something new.


Thanks to  Rhian Davies for the update


crimeficreader said...

Wow, you were quick with that! Thanks for the mention, Janet.

Janet Rudolph said...

Well, Val was talking about it when she was here on Thursday, and I planned to say something again about it on Monday. Hoping one of my friends here will be going since she has Scottish cousins and is due for a Fall visit. Wish I could make it, but Bouchercon is in October, and I'm still working.

Kathy Ackley said...

Hi Janet--My tour this year takes place in Scotland September 4-18 and ends in Stirling with attendance at the Bloody Scotland Festival. More information at my website or e-mail me at Thanks, Kathy

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Kathy, and someone mentioned this at the Val McDermid Lit Salon.