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Monday 22 August 2022

Bloody Scotland: 10th Anniversary Progamme

Our 10th anniversary programme is a beezer! 

This year, our hybrid programme will give our Stirling audience the full-on festival experience and will see the return of several Bloody Scotland favourites including our much loved torchlit procession. We are also thrilled to be continuing the digital element of our festival which allows readers who can’t be there in person the opportunity to join in the fun, via our digital tickets and digital pass.

Tickets are now on sale! You can purchase a digital pass, which gives you access to all events either live or on-demand (catch up until Thursday the 6th October) for just £40. Individual digital events are priced at just £5, with events in Stirling ranging from between £5 & £10.

With so much on offer this year, deciding what to see is hard! To make your life a little bit easier, we caught up with our crime writing co-founder Gordon J. Brown to ask him about his top festival picks....

"Bloody Scotland 2022 is one heck of a tenth anniversary and spoilt for choice is the phrase that comes to mind!

"My first panel pick is Twisted Sisters with Gytha Lodge, Helen FitzGerald and LV Matthews - who all examine just how bad sibling rivalry can get. And I guarantee, with these three wonderful writers, it can get very bad - which is good - if you know what I mean.

"My next choice is Detective Duos with David Lagercrantz, Simon Mason and Ajay Chowdhury. When it comes to double acts, these guys are hard to beat. The interplay between their crime-solving duos on the page will only be challenged by the interplay between David, Simon and Ajay on stage. This will be cool.

"My last choice is Haunted by Secrets with Erin Kelly, Luca Veste and myself. Three authors who are all about the secrets buried deep in our books! The real challenge for the three of us is going to be talking about secrets without giving too much away!"

Bloody Scotland Book Club - August

On the last Wednesday of every month, we sit down for an hour of lively bookish discussion and debate on Facebook Live. A recording of the session is then posted up on our Youtube channel, so that our audience around the world can watch too – no matter what their time zone is!

This month our Bloody Scotland Book Club will be hosted by crime writer Caro Ramsay, who will be joined by: Alex Hawley, Mary Picken and Sharon Bairden . 

As usual, we have a gripping selection for you all to get your teeth into! This month's books are all written by author's appearing at Bloody Scotland this year. The thrilling reads are:

Give Unto Others by Donna Leon
The Khan by Saima Mir
A Dark Matter by Doug Johnstone.

Whether you’re reading along with us, or you just want to join in with the bookish banter – tune in on Wednesday the 31st of August at 7pm over on Facebook  live                                                          



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