Bloody Scotland closed its virtual doors on Sunday evening (20th) but the majority of the programme is now available on YouTube at- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaZgeYYd3QV-l5I0sYjGOVVMjnHY5LaF_ via our channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/bloodyscotlandfestival
The virtual Festival will be online for the next month until October 30th allowing crime fans to dip into sessions they missed or revisit events they particularly enjoyed. Authors are still available for interview to promote their events online.
The response to the virtual Festival has been resoundingly positive:
‘Where other festivals might have shrunk, this one grew in ambition. The organisers of Scotland’s annual crime writing festival refused to let the small matter of a global pandemic get in their way, upping the ante with some truly international online events.’
David Robinson, The Scotsman.
‘The Festival happened but like so many cultural events it was all online. I have to say, WOW! Big respect to the team. Everyone’s talking about it. It was a huge success.’
Janice Forsyth, The Afternoon Show, BBC Radio Scotland
‘Congratulations, brilliant numbers for terrific events.’
Karen Robinson, Times Crime Club
‘Online #BloodyScotland has been fun… the chats are awesome! Instead of being told to shush during panels we’re encouraged to talk. Brilliant @BloodyScotland’
Anthony Neil Smith, Professor of English at South West Minnesota State University
‘Bloody Scotland was absolutely wonderful. You all did a brilliant job with it. I did miss being up in Stirling and getting to see everyone but it did let me finally get a taste of Crime at the Coo.’
Alison Campbell, Blogger, A Bookish Life.
One unusual result of the virtual Crime at the Coo is that it has led to debut author, Dugald Bruce Lockhart releasing an EP featuring the track he sang at Bloody Scotland. https://music.apple.com/gb/album/fazed-ep/1532806696 Crime writing clearly maketh music stars…