Crime-writing festival will feature a Shetland night
by Alastair Hamilton -
Crime writer Ann Cleeves, whose Shetland-set quartet of crime novels has been adapted for television, is to host a Shetland night at the "Bloody Scotland" crime fiction festival in Stirling.
The festival, to be held in mid-September, brings together a host of crime writers and their readers. It's only the second such event, but last year's was so successful that the organisers decided that it must be repeated. Whether your interest lies in espionage, forensics, Nordic noir or traditional mystery, there will be something that appeals. As well as Ann Cleeves, the long list of well-known writers features Scandinavian intrigue from Jo Nesbo and Arne Dahl; and there's also a strong Scottish presence.
The Shetland night, which promises Shetland food, drink and music as well as a warm welcome from Ann Cleeves, will take place at 8pm on 14 September in the StirlingSmithMuseum. If you're in the area, it sounds like an excellent way to spend a Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, filming for the next BBC television series will go ahead in Shetland during July.