Special Events

The Fun Lovin' Crime Writers
Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers
Friday, 5th August 2022
Trinity Church 9pm – 11pm
Ticket: £10.00

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 in Rothesay. 

Competition is fierce for the Brookmyre Cup!
The Brookmyre Cup
Saturday, 6th August 2022
Putting Green, 11am

Rothesay Putting Green will once again host the “Usual Suspects” on Saturday 6th of August from 11a.m as they compete for the Brookmyre Cup.

Pop along and cheer on your favourite.


Saturday 6th August
Trinity Church Hall
Would You Lie To Me?
9pm – 10pm

Join us for a late night game show as some of your favourite crime writers put their wits and dignity on the line in the name of some cheap laughs and entertainment

print point
Print Point

Saturday 6th August 2022
Meet The Author – Print Point

Join various authors throughout the day on Saturday 6th August as they pop into Print Point to sign copies of their latest books. This is a great opportunity to meet and chat to your favourite writers in Bute’s cosy independent bookshop. A timetable will be posted on our website and social media and we guarantee you there will be cake!

Enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing trip
The Bute Noir Bus Tour
Sunday, 7th August, Guildford Square 10.15am
Ticket: £8.00

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

Places are limited so book early.  This tour takes 2 hours. 

Sunday 7th August
Trinity Church
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Room 101

What puts a bee in a crime writer’s bonnet? Discover what they’ll gladly banish to Room 101 in this multi-author session.