Bloody Scotland: Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession

Bloody Scotland 2019 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

Who will be crowned winner of the McIlvanney Prize for 2019 as author of the best Scottish crime novel of the year? Join us for a gala occasion in the historic church where James VI was crowned king of Scotland in 1567 to find out.

It was here that Mary Queen of Scots worshipped, and John Knox preached. And here that you can mingle with authors and fellow readers and toast our winner with Bloody Scotland cocktails as created by our sponsor Stirling Gin. Then it’s time to collect your flaming torch for our, now trademark, procession from the esplanade of Stirling Castle through the historic old town to the Albert Halls. The procession of authors and readers will be led by David Baldacci, resplendent in kilt, alongside the McIlvanney Prize winner.

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