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.

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.

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.

Download an application form here:

Come to a Meeting

The programme for the current season is set out below. We hope that you will agree that it has something for everyone. 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.


16th March 2020

Dear Members

In view of the Corona Virus the Committee has decided to postpone all FOIL events until July. We will keep in touch with the membership through the website and the latest edition of FOIL News which will be issued as things progress.

Thank you for your understanding. Please do not hesitate to contact me should further information.

Best wishes

Joan Taylor (Convenor)

Unless indicated otherwise below, FOIL talks are held in the Schoolroom at Innerpeffray on the second Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are served from 7.00pm with the talk commencing at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £5.00 for members and £10.00 for visitors.

Click on each topic to see further information about the event.

Wed. 22nd July 6.30 pmDrummond Castle, Behind the Scenes
Special FOIL visit to Drummond Castle and Gardens hosted by Factor Michael Aldridge. Meet at the Castle car park 6.30 pm, wear sensible shoes. All tickets for this event £10.00. We are limited to 30 places for this event so please book early
Sun. 2nd August 1.00 pmDrummond Castle Gardens, Annual Charity Fete. FOIL will again be in charge of the Cake and Candy Stall
Wed. 12th August 7.30 pmMike Riddell-Webster CBE, DSO – Imphal and Kohima, The tide turns against Japan in 1944 
Wed. 9th September 7.30 pmDavid Robertson – The Lost Country Houses of Perthshire
Wed. 14th October 7.30 pmLord Lieutenant, Stephen Leckie  – Hotels, Royalty and Wrestling
Sun 6th December 3.00 pmCarols at Innerpeffray
This event will be held in St. Mary’s Chapel at Innerpeffray. All tickets £10.00.

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