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.