Friends of Innerpeffray Library

Friends of Innerpeffray Library – Scottish Charity No: SC 023545

New Year Greetings 2022

Dear Friends

Many good wishes from the FOIL Committee for a healthy, happy and normal 2022.

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. I am happy to report that despite the many and varied Covid restrictions of 2021 the Committee was able to transfer £4000.00 to the Trustees of the Innerpeffray Mortification. Full details of how this money was raised and will be spent will be included in the New Year edition of FOIL News.

The Committee has also been busy restructuring the Membership data base, planning the Programme for 2022 and giving consideration to the revision of the FOIL Constitution. We have also considered the value and importance of sending a ‘hard copy’ of FOIL News to members. After considerable debate the Committee has decided that we will send a copy of FOIL News to all members on our database as well as posting an online version on the website. The Committee feels that it is important to reach all our members and detail the changes to Membership, Constitution and the new structure of the year’s events. We continue to update membership information but are aware that there may be mistakes or omissions. If you do not receive your copy of FOIL News by the end of February, please let us know by emailing or call Lara at the Library, leave your details and our Membership Secretary, Iain Gilmour will be in touch.

The Innerpeffray Christmas Fair was a very successful event and contributed significantly to the FOIL coffers. The winners of the Christmas Quiz were Gina Thomson and Fergus Macdonald.

We look forward to welcoming you to FOIL and Library events in the new season.

Kind regards

Joan Taylor


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.

The 2021 AGM was held on 18 August @ 7pm via Zoom and the minutes including the Convenor’s Report and Treasurer’s Report cane be downloaded above.

Booking Arrangements under Covid Regulations

For the foreseeable future it will be necessary to adhere to Scottish Government guidelines for all FOIL meetings and events. This means that there will be limits on the numbers that can attend an event and that contact details will be gathered for Test &Trace. These details will be kept for 21 days then destroyed. To make this as simple as possible the Library has introduced a new arrangement using a reservation system called Art Tickets, which has been designed especially for charitable organisations in the museums and galleries sector.

The Library has set up a page on Art Tickets with details of ALL events, both FOIL and Library events which looks like this:

Each meeting or event is shown in the salmon pink area. To reserve your place at a meeting or event you have to click on the ‘Book Tickets’ box and follow through the instructions on the subsequent pages. If there is a charge for an event you will be asked to pay for your ticket in advance. You will also be asked for your contact details. You can then print your ticket(s) or download them to a phone or similar device. If you bring the ticket(s) with you to the meeting or event it will simplify the entry procedure at the door immensely. FOIL officers on the door will know that anyone with an Art Tickets ticket will have pre-paid and will have entered their contact details already.

We hope that you will find this system easy to use and an efficient way of avoiding what would otherwise be a cumbersome and inconvenient melee at the start of every meeting. If you have any difficulty using the system please phone a member of the FOIL committee or the Library who will be happy to provide any assistance.

What we do

The main purpose and objective of FOIL- the Friends of Innerpeffray Library – is to support the continuation of Innerpeffray Library and in doing so preserve an important part of Scotland’s Heritage. FOIL was founded in 1993 with the aim of generating funds to be used for the preservation of the fabric of the Library and the care and restoration of the books themselves. 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.                      

Almost all of the money raised by FOIL is donated directly to the Innerpeffray Mortification, the charity that runs the Library. Subscriptions have always formed the core of this donation while events, talks and lectures raise awareness of the Library as well as vital funds.

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. While subscriptions have been increased for 2022 season, the first time since 2012, membership still provides excellent value for money. You will benefit from complimentary entry to the Library at any time during opening hours, FOIL members may also attend the Ted Powell lecture in October without cost.

Subscription costs: Individual £25; Joint £40; Family £50 (Family = 2 adults and all children in the family under the age of 16); Life £250; Joint Life £400

We are currently updating and upgrading our membership database, further information about this will be available on this website very soon. In the meantime, should you wish to become a member of FOIL you can contact our Membership Secretary, Iain Gilmour, by emailing  You can also pay or renew your subscription via the online Shop   Please also complete the information form which can be downloaded below.

Come to a Meeting or Event

We are delighted that planning for the 2022 season is well advanced. For the foreseeable future we will adhere to Government guidelines and Covid-safe regulations. We hope that you will understand the need to do this and look forward to welcoming you next year. Working with the Governors we have structured a programme that will appeal to all ages; you are encouraged to support the monthly events to help make this a great year for FOIL and the Library.


March:                                     Madertie Month – The Library exhibition ‘Innovation & Invention’ opens – Free entry for everyone, supported by FOIL

May:                                        Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May: An exclusive, private visit to the Lost Garden of Dunira House

November:                              Saturday 19th November – St Andrews Ceilidh, Madderty Village Hall

December:                               Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December: Carols at Innerpeffray            

Bookings for Events opens later this month

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
Barbara McGarva

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

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