Books events in Stirling

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Events in Stirling

Killearn Children’s Book Festival

Killearn Children’s Book Festival

2nd September 2018
The first Killearn Children's Book Festival is taking place on 2nd September and bringing a fun and interactive day to Killearn Village Hall. Read more
Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass

Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass

21st September 2018
Bloody Scotland: Be inspired by a full day of crime-writing advice and tips with this Crime Writing Masterclass. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Alanna Knight and Alex Gray: 50 Years in the Business of Crime

Bloody Scotland: Alanna Knight and Alex Gray: 50 Years in the Business of Crime

21st September 2018
Alanna Knight will discuss her remarkable 50 year career in conversation with her good friend, and Bloody Scotland co-founder, Alex Gray. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession

Bloody Scotland: Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession

21st September 2018
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. Read more
Bloody Scotland: The Cry: Helen FitzGerald and cast members

Bloody Scotland: The Cry: Helen FitzGerald and cast members

21st September 2018
Helen FitzGerald will appear alongside leading cast members from The Cry, a major new BBC drama on TV this autumn, based on Helen's book. Read more
Bloody Scotland: The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers

Bloody Scotland: The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers

21st September 2018
The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers are ready to rock and you can see them at The Albert Halls on 21st September as part of Bloody Scotland. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Val McDermid and Denise Mina

Bloody Scotland: Val McDermid and Denise Mina

21st September 2018
The festival gets well underway in the company of two of Scotland’s, indeed the world’s, finest and most lauded crime writers, Val McDermid and Denise Mina. Read more
Bloody Scotland Football Match: Scotland v England

Bloody Scotland Football Match: Scotland v England

22nd September 2018
Scotland v England - Bloody Scotland Crime Writer's Football Match returns on 22nd September. Don't miss it!! Read more
Bloody Scotland: 21st Century spies: Mick Herron, Kevin Wignall and Matthew Richardson

Bloody Scotland: 21st Century spies: Mick Herron, Kevin Wignall and Matthew Richardson

22nd September 2018
Join three authors, Mick Herron, Kevin Wignall and Matthew Richardson, who are taking the espionage thriller into ever-changing territory. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Above the law: Steve Cavanagh and Tony Kent

Bloody Scotland: Above the law: Steve Cavanagh and Tony Kent

22nd September 2018
Meet two legal heavyweights and former boxers, Steve Cavanagh and Tony Kent, whose books pack a knockout punch. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Alex Gray’s New Crimes: Alan Parks, Olivia Kiernan, Olga Wojtas and Amer Anwar

Bloody Scotland: Alex Gray’s New Crimes: Alan Parks, Olivia Kiernan, Olga Wojtas and Amer Anwar

22nd September 2018
Bloody Scotland co-founder and bestseller Alex Gray introduces four of the hottest debuts of the year at Allan Park South Church on 22nd September. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Ambrose Parry

Bloody Scotland: Ambrose Parry

22nd September 2018
Ambrose who? Worry not. Parry is the pseudonym of Chris Brookmyre and his wife Dr Marisa Haetzman, a consultant anaesthetist, who have combined their talents to produce The Way of All Flesh. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Around the world in 80 deaths: Joe Thomas, DB John and Henry Porter

Bloody Scotland: Around the world in 80 deaths: Joe Thomas, DB John and Henry Porter

22nd September 2018
Take a bloody spin around the globe in the company of three far-travelled crime writers, Joe Thomas, DB John and Henry Porter! Read more
Bloody Scotland: Come hell or high concept: Doug Johnstone, Gordon Brown, Malcolm Mackay and Will Carver

Bloody Scotland: Come hell or high concept: Doug Johnstone, Gordon Brown, Malcolm Mackay and Will Carver

22nd September 2018
Join Doug Johnstone, Gordon Brown, Malcolm Mackay and Will Carver and let your imagination soar with theirs! Read more
Bloody Scotland: Crime Writers on the psychologist’s couch: Dr Kathy Charles, Craig Robertson and Lin Anderson

Bloody Scotland: Crime Writers on the psychologist’s couch: Dr Kathy Charles, Craig Robertson and Lin Anderson

22nd September 2018
We go inside the twisted minds of two of Scotland’s leading authors in the company of psychologist Dr Kathy Charles. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Crime writing is a series business: David Mark, Fiona Cummins and Robert Scragg

Bloody Scotland: Crime writing is a series business: David Mark, Fiona Cummins and Robert Scragg

22nd September 2018
We all love a great crime fiction series that we can rely on to thrill and entertain us and these three authors have taken up the challenge with terrific results. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Family secrets: Ruth Ware, Mel McGrath and Caroline Mitchell

Bloody Scotland: Family secrets: Ruth Ware, Mel McGrath and Caroline Mitchell

22nd September 2018
You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family – a truism that could have deadly consequences in these psychological thrillers. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Frank Gardner

Bloody Scotland: Frank Gardner

22nd September 2018
Frank Gardner talks about the highs and lows of his life at the BBC as well as his new role in tackling terrorists through the pages of his novels. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Local crimes for local people: Neil Broadfoot, Margaret Kirk, Hania Allen and Charles E McGarry

Bloody Scotland: Local crimes for local people: Neil Broadfoot, Margaret Kirk, Hania Allen and Charles E McGarry

22nd September 2018
Meet four authors who have chosen to set their tales of dark and grisly deeds away from the traditional crime fiction killing fields of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Read more
Bloody Scotland: London Calling: James Oswald, Ed James and Lesley Kelly

Bloody Scotland: London Calling: James Oswald, Ed James and Lesley Kelly

22nd September 2018
The streets of old London town are not so much paved with gold but with blood as James Oswald, Ed James and Lesley Kelly head south for their latest books. Read more
Bloody Scotland: MC Beaton with Ashley Jensen

Bloody Scotland: MC Beaton with Ashley Jensen

22nd September 2018
We are bringing page and screen together for what is sure to be a fun and fascinating event as author MC Beaton is joined on stage by Ashley Jensen. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Peter James

Bloody Scotland: Peter James

22nd September 2018
Peter James, one of the world’s leading crime writers, makes a welcome and long-awaited return to Bloody Scotland. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Stuart MacBride

Bloody Scotland: Stuart MacBride

22nd September 2018
Stuart MacBride, the multiple Sunday Times number one bestseller, will be interviewed by Jay Stringer at The Albert Halls on 22nd September as part of Bloody Scotland. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Taking over the reins: Felix Francis and Stella Duffy

Bloody Scotland: Taking over the reins: Felix Francis and Stella Duffy

22nd September 2018
Following in the bloodied footsteps of two of the biggest names in crime fiction is a daunting task but these authors Felix Francis and Stella Duffy have done so with aplomb. Read more
Bloody Scotland: The Kiwis are coming! Fiona Sussman, Paul Cleave, Denise Mina and Liam McIlvanney

Bloody Scotland: The Kiwis are coming! Fiona Sussman, Paul Cleave, Denise Mina and Liam McIlvanney

22nd September 2018
Bloody Scotland is delighted to welcome Fiona Sussman, Paul Cleave, Denise Mina and Liam McIlvanney for what’s sure to be a fascinating discussion. Read more
Bloody Scotland: The legacy of Brit Noir: Nick Triplow, Harry Brett and Cathi Unsworth

Bloody Scotland: The legacy of Brit Noir: Nick Triplow, Harry Brett and Cathi Unsworth

22nd September 2018
Nick Triplow has documented the life of Jack Carter’s creator Ted Lewis and the Brit Noir phenomenon. He is joined by two authors whose novels ably carry on this rich tradition. Read more
Bloody Scotland: The Quiz: master criminals and masterminds

Bloody Scotland: The Quiz: master criminals and masterminds

22nd September 2018
The Quiz: Val McDermid and Mark Billingham will captain two universally challenged teams of crime writers as they do battle for the most pointless trophy in the business. Read more
Bloody Scotland: The Swedish Crime Wave: Christoffer Carlsson, Johana Gustawsson and Will Dean

Bloody Scotland: The Swedish Crime Wave: Christoffer Carlsson, Johana Gustawsson and Will Dean

22nd September 2018
Come along and hear from Christoffer Carlsson, Johana Gustawsson and Will Dean as Swedish novels continue to rock the crime fiction world. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Adios, Auf Weidersehen, Arrivederci, Au revoir

Bloody Scotland: Adios, Auf Weidersehen, Arrivederci, Au revoir

23rd September 2018
As Britain prepares to wave a tearful goodbye to the rest of Europe in 2019, we say our own farewells to the continent’s crime writers and ask what happens next. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Ann Cleeves and Louise Penny

Bloody Scotland: Ann Cleeves and Louise Penny

23rd September 2018
Your Sunday afternoon delight is an audience with two of crime fiction’s most charming and successful authors, Ann Cleeves and Louise Penny. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Breaking barriers: Abir Mukherjee, AA Dhand, Sanjida Kay and Lilja Sigurdardottir

Bloody Scotland: Breaking barriers: Abir Mukherjee, AA Dhand, Sanjida Kay and Lilja Sigurdardottir

23rd September 2018
Join four crime writers who had to break through some of publishing’s glass walls and ceilings to get their bestselling and award-winning novels into print. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Pitch Perfect

Bloody Scotland: Pitch Perfect

23rd September 2018
Bloody Scotland: Pitch Perfect - Aspiring crime novelists pitch their synopses to a panel of industry experts in this event. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Quintin Jardine and Denzil Meyrick

Bloody Scotland: Quintin Jardine and Denzil Meyrick

23rd September 2018
Meet Quintin Jardine and Denzil Meyrick, the authors behind two of the most successful police procedural series on the shelves, on September 23rd at The Albert Halls. Read more
Bloody Scotland: The Reykjavik Connections: Ragnar Jonasson, Lilja Sigurdardottir and Simon Cox

Bloody Scotland: The Reykjavik Connections: Ragnar Jonasson, Lilja Sigurdardottir and Simon Cox

23rd September 2018
The people of Iceland will forever be grateful that the nation’s murder rate will never get near that portrayed by its celebrated crime writers. But where do the lines of fact and fiction blur? Read more
Bloody Scotland: Time’s Up for violence against women: Sophie Hannah, Alexandra Sokoloff and Jo Jakeman

Bloody Scotland: Time’s Up for violence against women: Sophie Hannah, Alexandra Sokoloff and Jo Jakeman

23rd September 2018
The heart of the debate is whether crime novels have a responsibility to avoid violence against women and girls or should tackle the subject head-on, seeking a solution. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Two lives lived in death: Professor Sue Black and Dr Richard Shepherd

Bloody Scotland: Two lives lived in death: Professor Sue Black and Dr Richard Shepherd

23rd September 2018
Hear from Professor Sue Black and Dr Richard Shepherd who spend their working day in burial sites or scenes of violence and murder. Read more
Bloody Scotland: Word of mouth, page by page: Sarah Pinborough, Jo Spain and Elly Griffiths

Bloody Scotland: Word of mouth, page by page: Sarah Pinborough, Jo Spain and Elly Griffiths

23rd September 2018
Meet three of the hottest writers in the genre right now, whose books rocketed up the bestseller charts as word of mouth made them huge hits. Read more

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Popular Events

Loch Lomond Live
Set against the stunning backdrop of the 'bonnie banks', Loch Lomond Live is a brand new family-friendly festival being held on September 22nd & 23rd!
Doors Open Days Stirling
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Stirling! This year's event will be held on September 15th & 16th!
Pizza at the Port
Nick Nairn's pop-up pizza restaurant is coming to the Cook School, Port of Menteith throughout August.
8 Week Mindfulness Course
Transform Therapies will be holding an 8 Week Mindfulness Course starting on 23rd August at Heat Fitness in Stirling. Book the whole block or choose to drop in!
Alice in Wonderland
M&M Productions, one of the UK's largest touring theatre groups will be visiting the Safari Park on Saturday 25th August to stage two performances of Alice in Wonderland.