This year's Bloody Scotland International Crime Festival has been cancelled, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event had been scheduled to take place in September, and had recently partnered with a new sponsor.
Festival director Bob McDevitt said: "I'm absolutely gutted that we won't be gathering in Stirling this year for our annual shindig, but I am looking forward to finding some new and innovative ways to bring some fantastic crime writers into your living rooms. See you all in 2021 for our 10th anniversary!"
The Bloody Scotland board ais currently investigating online alternatives for September, and have confirmed the McIlvanney Prize and the Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Novel of the Year prize will still be awarded.