The Fun Lovin' Crime Writers

Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers
Saturday, 5th August 2023
Bute Yard 8pm – 10.00pm
Ticket: £15.00

The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers are the world’s greatest crime fiction superband. They have been murdering songs for fun since a memorable debut gig at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2017. The line-up is Val McDermid (vocals), Mark Billingham (guitar/vocals), Chris Brookmyre (guitar/vocals), Stuart Neville (guitar/vocals), Luca Veste (bass), and Doug Johnstone (drums/vocals). They’ve fought the law; they’ve watched the detectives; and they’ve been down in the tube station at midnight. They’ve played Glasgow, Belfast, Reykjavik, London, Toronto and Glastonbury (yes, Glastonbury) and now they’re about to rock again in Rothesay. 

Competition is fierce for the Brookmyre Cup!
The Brookmyre Cup
Saturday, 5th August 2023
Putting Green, 11am  FREE

Rothesay Putting Green will once again host the “Usual Suspects” on Saturday 5th of August from 11a.m as they compete for the Brookmyre Cup.

Pop along and cheer on your favourite.


Friday 4th August
Bute Yard
Red Hot Chilli Writers
10pm – 11pm, £10.00

LATE AND LIVE: Red Hot Chilli Writers Podcast with Special Guests

Authors Abir Mukherjee and Vaseem Khan bring their hilarious podcast to Bute; late, live and dangerous. Expect the unexpected as a line-up of special guests submit to whatever mad scheme, game or quiz that these two fiends dream up to entertain you.

Enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing trip
The Bute Noir Bus Tour
Sunday, 6th August, Guildford Square 10.00am
Ticket: £10.00

Discover the hidden stories of the people and the places of the Isle of Bute on this special one-off bus tour with Myra Duffy.

Find out why author Myra Duffy sets her crime novels on the island and see some of the locations she uses. Myra will also be pointing out locations used by Craig Robertson and Stuart MacBride.

You may even be lucky enough to see the seals basking on the rocks! Places are limited so book early.
The 2 hour bus tour will start at Guildford Square at 10.00 a.m. The bus


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