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Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival 17-19 September 2021
Bloody Scotland Confirms Festival Going ahead in
17-19 September 2021
With all Events Also On-Line
Programme Reveal And Tickets To Go On Sale
at 12 Noon On Wednesday 18 August 2021
Bloody Scotland International Crime Festival is
delighted to confirm that thanks to generous funding from Creative
Scotland the 2021 Festival will be going ahead in hybrid form with huge
names beamed on to large screens in Stirling and equally huge names from
closer to home appearing on stage alongside exciting new names in crime
The Festival will run from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th September and as
usual the opening night will be marked with the presentation of the
McIlvanney Prize and the Bloody Scotland Debut Prize. Bloody Scotland is
delighted to welcome back a live audience and all events will take place
with the safety of authors and readers in mind. For those who don’t feel
ready to venture out or can’t get to Stirling all events will be available on-line.
Festival Director, Bob McDevitt said:
‘We are hugely grateful to Creative Scotland for sharing in our vision
for an ambitious hybrid festival for 2021. Their funding will allow us to
both welcome people back to Stirling and to deliver an extensive programme
online for those who can’t make it this year’
Katalina Watt, Literature Officer at Creative Scotland, said:
‘Scottish crime writing is a beloved and globally renowned literary
export, and it’s heartening to see that with the lifting of Covid-19
restrictions, this year’s enticing programme can offer in-person events
in Stirling, alongside a host of digital offerings. Creative Scotland is
delighted to support the festival once more in bringing the diverse
plethora of Scottish crime writing voices, both emerging and established,
to a wide audience within Scotland and beyond.’
Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival receives funding
from Creative Scotland, Stirling Council, Visit Scotland and the Culture
& Business Fund Scotland and is extremely grateful to them and their
other sponsors The Glencairn Glass, H W Fisher, Open University Scotland,
Go Forth Stirling and individual publishers for their ongoing support
during these challenging times.
The full programme will be revealed on Wednesday 18th August and tickets
will go on sale at 12 noon that day.
Full details of all events, and how to book tickets for both watching
on-line and in-person will be available at www.bloodyscotland.com.