Crime Writing Collaboration

The Foundation supported the dramatic reconstruction of the 1932 murder trial of Peter Queen at the Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival held at Stirling Sheriff Court in September 2019.

The trial was set in the current day, with scientific evidence based on modern forensic techniques.  The inspiration for this project arose from a concern that courtroom scenes portrayed in television, film and literature are often inaccurate and misleading; and a desire to educate the public as to what really happens in court and to involve them (as jurors) in that process.