Stars of Scottish Crime to get Bloody in Kolkata @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

  Some of Scotland’s finest crime writers are set to bring a slice of tartan noir to India. Val McDermid, Graeme Macrae Burnet and Abir Mukherjee will be championing contemporary Scottish crime fiction at the prestigious Kolkata Literary Festival (KLF), where they will also launch Bloody Scotland, a thrilling anthology of dark Scottish tales, publishedContinue reading “Stars of Scottish Crime to get Bloody in Kolkata @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

Bloody Scotland Saturday night and Sunday #bloodyscotland @bloodyscotland @laurafjones

This blogpost is little later than planned but I blame the sheer frenetic pace of the wonderful Bloody Scotland festival for zapping all my energy. I had the best time ever. Terrific panels, cabaret to wonder at and great chums and chats. I’ve already booked for next year. First to Saturday night. I was luckyContinue reading “Bloody Scotland Saturday night and Sunday #bloodyscotland @bloodyscotland @laurafjones”

Bloody Scotland Sat 9th September

Well, gentle reader, it is just as well there was a slower start to the first full day of the festival. Following the inspirational Gala evening with its emotional torchlight procession to the Albert Halls for the celebration of 30 years of Rebus, I headed of to the Never Mind the Buzzcops quiz, ably comperedContinue reading “Bloody Scotland Sat 9th September”

Bloody, Bloody Scotland #blogtour @BloodyScotland @brownlee_donald @HistEnvScot @welovehistory

In Bloody Scotland a selection of Scotland’s best crime writers use the sinister side of the country’s built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive. Stellar contributors Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Denise Mina, Ann Cleeves, Louise Welsh, Lin Anderson, Doug Johnstone, Gordon Brown, Craig Robertson, E S Thomson, Sara Sheridan andContinue reading “Bloody, Bloody Scotland #blogtour @BloodyScotland @brownlee_donald @HistEnvScot @welovehistory”

Teams Revealed for Bloody Scotland Football Match #TheBloodyCup #Thistimeitsserious @bloodyscotland @brownlee_donald #bloodyscotland

Free to all on Saturday 9 September at Cowane’s Hospital Grounds by Stirling Castle with pop up bar courtesy of Stirling Gin serving Bloody Scotland cocktails. “This is the fourth year of the Scotland-England match and with one win apiece and one draw, there is clearly much bragging rights to play for as well asContinue reading “Teams Revealed for Bloody Scotland Football Match #TheBloodyCup #Thistimeitsserious @bloodyscotland @brownlee_donald #bloodyscotland”

LONGLIST FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017

Bloody Scotland have announced the longlist for this year’s McIlvanney Prize – and what a fantastic shortlist it is! The winner will be announced at the opening reception at Stirling Castle  and followed by a torchlight procession – open to the public – led by Ian Rankin on his way down to his event celebratingContinue reading “LONGLIST FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017”

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