Bloody Scotland: Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession

Bloody Scotland 2018 opens in the stunning and historic surroundings of the Church of the Holy Rude, followed by a torchlight procession through Stirling’s old town.

Bloody Scotland: Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession

About Bloody Scotland: Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession

Our gala opening event takes place in the stunning and historic surroundings of the Church of the Holy Rude where Mary Queen of Scots worshipped and John Knox preached. It was in the Holy Rude that James VI was crowned King of Scotland in 1567. This year, join us to see who will be crowned winner of the prestigious McIlvanney Prize for 2018.

Your admission ticket will also include glasses of our namesake Bloody Scotland cocktail, created by our sponsor Stirling Gin, as you mingle with some of the biggest names in crime fiction. Then take your flaming torch and join our authors as we wind our way through Stirling’s old town, from the Castle esplanade to the Albert Halls where Val McDermid and Denise Mina will entertain a packed audience. Just make sure you get yourself to the church on time! (Please note: Gala Opening ticket does not include entry to Val McDermid & Denise Mina event. If you would like to attend you must buy a separate ticket before the event.)

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Bloody Scotland: Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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