Friends of Innerpeffray Library

The Friends of Innerpeffray Library is a charity constituted separately from Innerpeffray Library under Scottish Charity No. SC 023545. It was founded in 1993 with CRIS 21975/20.

Update April 2021

Dear Friends

Wednesday 14th April 2021 should have seen the start of this year’s FOIL programme of events and talks. Whilst it is good that restrictions are easing, the format of FOIL talks in the Schoolroom is not in line with current guidance. Although we are very disappointed not to be able to present our programme of talks this year working alongside Lara and the Governors we will offer alternative outdoor events.

The Library’s opening event – Walter Scott at Innerpeffray – Read to Death on Thursday, 3rd June at 6.00pm is sponsored by FOIL. This event combines a private view of the exhibition with drinks in the Library and readings in the outdoor stone circle eside the river. In line with Covid restrictions numbers will be limited to 60 people so you are encouraged to book your places. Tickets cost £10.00 but FOIL members pay the usual £5.00

FOIL will also provide practical support at the performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor given by Three Inch Fools on Friday, 9th July at 7.00pm

Tickets for both these events are available through the Library shop – see the website ‘What’s on’ for full details.

FOIL has again been invited to provide the Cake & Candy stall at Drummond Gardens Charity Open Day on Sunday, 1st August. This will be our first fund-raising event and we would of course be grateful for support in the form of home-baking. The FOIL committee can be contacted by email:

Further plans include an outdoor picnic at Innerpeffray on Wednesday 11th August. A wandering speaker will entertain and inform! There will also be a mystery trip to a local venue in September. Full details of these events will follow.

The support given to the Library in 2020 by FOIL members was remarkable and already many of you have renewed membership for 2021. This means that along with our restricted fund raising events we hope to be able to once again make a financial contribution to the Governors for the enhancement and work of the Library. Thank you all for your continuing support. The FOIL committee will ensure that your financial contributions will be used to best purpose at Innerpeffray.

Thank you.

What we do

FOIL – the Friends of Innerpeffray Library –was founded with the aim of generating funds to be used for the preservation of the fabric of the Library and for the books themselves. It does so by organising an annual programme of events, at the centre of which is a series of monthly talks on a wide variety of topics. The speakers might typically be authors, historians, artists or musicians sharing first-hand experience of their specialist subjects. In addition to the talks FOIL also participates in local activities such as the Drummond Castle Charity Fete and farmers’ markets – raising awareness of the Library as well as funds. FOIL also offers support in many practical ways at Library events and works closely with the Keeper of Books and the Governors for the greater good of Innerpeffray Library.

We are currently updating the membership information. If you have not received our Appeal letter from the Convenor by 10th August, please email or call Lara at the Library and let us know.

How you can help

Become a Friend

For a modest annual subscription you may join the company of like-minded people who are concerned for the on-going welfare of the Library. You will benefit from complimentary entry to the Library at any time during opening hours and will be entitled to attend the majority of our programme of talks at a discounted rate. You will be advised of forthcoming events and will also receive a copy of the newsletter FOIL News that is published each year.

Come to a Meeting

The programme for the current season has been postponed until 2021. We hope that you will understand the need to do this and look forward to welcoming you next year. You are encouraged to support the monthly talks and our other activities to help make this another great year for FOIL and the Library. To book for any FOIL event please click on the Events tab below Shop on the menu above. Instructions for first-time users of the Shop are in a User Guide which may be downloaded here.


It is hoped that it will be possible to resume FOIL talks during 2021. Details will be included here as soon as they are known.

Contact FOIL

Send us an email, addressed to: or send us a message using a contact form that you can get to by clicking here.

The Committee

The current members of the Honorary Committee are:

Officers:Committee Members:
Convenor: Joan TaylorCharles Crookshank
Hon Secretary: Kirsty MacdonaldIain Gilmour
Hon. Treasurer: John MauchlinePamela Haggart 
Shona McLaren
Alison Martin 
Gillian Wade 

You can pay your subscription via the online Shop or send a cheque to Iain Gilmour, Membership Secretary, at the Library of Innerpeffray, Innerpeffray, Crieff, PH7 3RF