The 2021 McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year and the Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Book of the Year were presented on September 17 at the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling, Scotland.
McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year
- Craig Russell, Hyde
The McIlvanney Prize recognizes excellence in Scottish crime writing, and includes a prize of £1,000 and nationwide promotion in Waterstones.
Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Book of the Year
- Robbie Morrison, Edge of the Grave
Similar to the McIlvanney Prize, Scottish roots are a must, either being born in Scotland or living there, and setting their books there.
The winner is awarded £500 and a trophy sponsored by The Glencairn Glass.