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Bloody Scotland: The Axe-swinging 60s and the Psycho 70s

Bloody Scotland: The Axe-swinging 60s and the Psycho 70s

21st September 2019
Andrew Martin, Alan Parks, Andrew Williams talk about their gripping noir novels set in the 1960s and 70s.
Bloody Scotland: Denise Mina and Louise Welsh

Bloody Scotland: Denise Mina and Louise Welsh

21st September 2019
Crime fiction is populated by writers with razor-sharp minds, rapier wits and finely-honed social consciences but few embody these traits better than Denise Mina and Louise Welsh.
Bloody Scotland: New Nordic Horizons: Kjell Ola Dahl, Thomas Enger, Sif Sigmarsdóttir

Bloody Scotland: New Nordic Horizons: Kjell Ola Dahl, Thomas Enger, Sif Sigmarsdóttir

21st September 2019
Scandinavian crime fiction continues to steamroll all before it. Meet three northern stars who are shaking up the established view of Scandi crime writing.
Bloody Scotland: The Pen Name is Mightier Than the Sword: Haylen Beck, Sam Bourne, Jack Flynn

Bloody Scotland: The Pen Name is Mightier Than the Sword: Haylen Beck, Sam Bourne, Jack Flynn

21st September 2019
Meet three crime writers who have adopted pseudonyms to write top-class thrillers, despite being well-known and hugely successful under their own names.
Bloody Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith interviewed by Alex Gray

Bloody Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith interviewed by Alex Gray

21st September 2019
It’s with some excitement that Bloody Scotland offer for your delectation and delight, the creator of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith.
Bloody Scotland: Women in Gangland: Mandasue Heller, Marnie Riches, Anna Smith

Bloody Scotland: Women in Gangland: Mandasue Heller, Marnie Riches, Anna Smith

21st September 2019
Come and meet three authors who are every bit as interesting as the characters they’ve created in this event at Allan Park South Church!
Loch Boltachan, St Fillans

Loch Boltachan, St Fillans

21st July 2019
The next walk with the Stirling, Falkirk and District Ramblers is on Sunday 21st July and will be from St Fillans to Loch Boltachan.
Bloody Scotland: Chris Brookmyre and Michael Robotham

Bloody Scotland: Chris Brookmyre and Michael Robotham

21st September 2019
Meet two of the finest writers and most brilliant raconteurs in the crime fiction canon. No pressure then on Chris Brookmyre and Michael Robotham to entertain you!
Bloody Scotland - Murder in Wild Places: Lucy Foley, Douglas Skelton, CL Taylor

Bloody Scotland - Murder in Wild Places: Lucy Foley, Douglas Skelton, CL Taylor

21st September 2019
Remote highland settings are the killing fields for three superb novels out in 2019. Find out more with about them with their authors - Lucy Foley, Douglas Skelton and CL Taylor!
Bloody Scotland: Alex Gray’s New Crimes: Jessica Barry, Toby Faber, Lesley Kara, Dominic Nolan

Bloody Scotland: Alex Gray’s New Crimes: Jessica Barry, Toby Faber, Lesley Kara, Dominic Nolan

21st September 2019
Meet the cream of the crop of 2019’s crime debuts. Bestselling author Alex Gray has carefully selected four writers who she’s sure are headed for the top.
Bloody Scotland: McIlvanney Debut Prize

Bloody Scotland: McIlvanney Debut Prize

21st September 2019
This event will be a wonderful chance to meet five authors whose first book has marked them out for great things – Claire Askew, Bill Jones, G R Halliday, M R Mackenzie and Allan Martin.
Bloody Scotland: My Life With Murderers: Dr David Wilson with Lin Anderson

Bloody Scotland: My Life With Murderers: Dr David Wilson with Lin Anderson

21st September 2019
Dr David Wilson became the UK’s youngest prison governor and he will be discussing his life with murderers with an author who has written many a fine murder, Lin Anderson!
Lisa Jewell and Ruth Ware

Lisa Jewell and Ruth Ware

21st September 2019
Meet Lisa Jewell and Ruth Ware, two crime writers at the very top of their game, who are both redefining the crime novel and returning it to a golden age.
Bloody Scotland: David Baldacci

Bloody Scotland: David Baldacci

20th September 2019
Bloody Scotland 2019 kicks off in blockbuster style with one of the world’s favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci!
Bloody Scotland - Unspeakable Podcast: Janice Forsyth and Robert Florence

Bloody Scotland - Unspeakable Podcast: Janice Forsyth and Robert Florence

20th September 2019
Join TV comedy star Robert Florence and broadcaster Janice Forsyth, for an exclusive live preview of this Historic True Crime podcast series!
Bloody Scotland - Women on Both Sides of the Law: Alice Vinten and Mim Skinner

Bloody Scotland - Women on Both Sides of the Law: Alice Vinten and Mim Skinner

20th September 2019
Hear from Alice Vinten who was a cop on the streets of London for ten years and Mim Skinner who was a former prison art teacher in this talk as part of Bloody Scotland!
Valuation Day - Ceramics

Valuation Day - Ceramics

18th July 2019
Unearth Your Hidden Treasures at The Scottish Antique and Arts Centre’s Charity Valuation Day for Ceramics on Thursday 18th July with all proceeds going to Maggie’s Centre Forth Valley.
Paranormal Investigation: Stirling Old Town Jail

Paranormal Investigation: Stirling Old Town Jail

10th August 2019
Come along with Lanarkshire Paranormal as they investigate the reported paranormal activity in Stirling Old Town Jail on Saturday 10th August!
Bloody Scotland: Classic Crime Films at the Tolbooth

Bloody Scotland: Classic Crime Films at the Tolbooth

20th September 2019 - 22nd September 2019
Bloody Scotland is delighted to announce a series of classic crime films to be screened at the Tolbooth over the festival weekend!
Theatre Skills: Dance

Theatre Skills: Dance

19th July 2019
Join Macrobert Dance Artist, Meara O'Donnell-Webb, for a day of dance! Learn new skills, try different dance styles and have fun!
Theatre Skills: Stage Make-Up

Theatre Skills: Stage Make-Up

18th July 2019
Guided by Macrobert Drama Artist, Daniel Livingston, this interactive workshop on 18th July will give you a step-by-step guide of how to create amazing special effects with make-up.
Theatre Skills: Puppets and Props

Theatre Skills: Puppets and Props

17th July 2019
Explore how recycled and re-purposed materials together with loads of imagination can be transformed to create fantastical puppets and props in this workshop on 17th July for ages 11-18 years!
Play in a Week

Play in a Week

22nd July 2019
Come and create a brand new performance this summer, culminating in a performance for family and friends, celebrating the accomplishments and creativity of everyone involved.
Fèis Fhoirt and Fèis Phàislig

Fèis Fhoirt and Fèis Phàislig

3rd August 2019
Enjoy a double bill of traditional music performed by some of the most talented young players from across Scotland at the Tolbooth on 3rd August!
Make Your Own Artist’s Book

Make Your Own Artist’s Book

5th August 2019
Explore printing techniques and experiment with different textured materials to create your own Artist’s Book on this workshop at the Tolbooth!
Garageband

Garageband

2nd August 2019
Turn your iPad into a whole range of virtual musical instruments and play together as a group using the ‘Garageband’ app in this workshop open to both musicians and non-musicians!
TRX Workshop for Beginners

TRX Workshop for Beginners

27th July 2019
Heat Fitness is running a two hour TRX workshop on Saturday, 27th of July, suitable for the whole family (ages 11 years and upwards) as everyone can work out on TRX!
Ukulele

Ukulele

1st August 2019
The ukulele is super fun, simple to get to grips with and sounds great. Come learn a load of easy chords and use them to play some of your favourite songs on this workshop at the Tolbooth!
Microbits Coding

Microbits Coding

31st July 2019
Get to grips with the BBC Microbit and bring it to life with code and programme it to flash, animate and make sounds in this workshop at the Tolbooth on 31st July!
Rock Band In A Day

Rock Band In A Day

25th July 2019
Learn the basics or improve your skills on the guitar, drums or bass guitar, before learning how to play some of your favourite indie/rock songs in this workshop at the Tolbooth on 25th July!
Lego Animation

Lego Animation

24th July 2019
Join us at the Tolbooth on Wednesday 24th July for this simple and fun Lego Animation workshop and make your own Lego Movie!
Samba Drumming

Samba Drumming

23rd July 2019
Come along to a high energy, exciting group drumming workshop where everyone’s individual rhythms come together to form one huge-sounding piece of music!
Rod Puppet and Mask Making with the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

Rod Puppet and Mask Making with the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

19th July 2019
Come and have lots of fun designing and making your very own rod puppet from a wide selection of decorative materials in this workshop with the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Animation and Soundscape

Animation and Soundscape

17th July 2019 - 18th July 2019
Learn all about the twinned worlds of Animation and Sound Design with this fun, hands-on two day workshop on 17th & 18th July at the Tolbooth!
108 Sun Salutations

108 Sun Salutations

26th July 2019
Join us at Heat Fitness on Friday 26th July for a Salute to the Sun and enjoy an excellent cardiovascular workout!
2 hour Yang to Yin with Guided Relaxation

2 hour Yang to Yin with Guided Relaxation

21st July 2019
On Sunday, 21st July, Heat Fitness will be running a 2 hour Yang to Yin yoga session with guided relaxation, leaving you feeling relaxed, calm, energised and ready for the week ahead!
Magical Midsummer Myths

Magical Midsummer Myths

27th July 2019
Come and join Matrix Therapies & Healing on 27th July for an entertaining family afternoon of magical myths and spellbinding stories in the beautiful setting of Harmony Fields, Tir na nOg!

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The Big Picnic
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Doune The Rabbit Hole 2019
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Paranormal Investigation: Stirling Old Town Jail
Come along with Lanarkshire Paranormal as they investigate the reported paranormal activity in Stirling Old Town Jail on Saturday 10th August!
Loch Boltachan, St Fillans
The next walk with the Stirling, Falkirk and District Ramblers is on Sunday 21st July and will be from St Fillans to Loch Boltachan.
Summer Holiday Club at The Peak
Join us this summer at The Peak Holiday Club, it's jam packed with plenty of fun sports and activities to suit all ages!

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