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.

Christmas from Innerpeffray

As we have, with sadness, had to cancel this year’s Carols from Innerpeffray we are working to bring you a virtual event with the spirit of our annual festive event. On Sunday 13th December at 3pm we will bring you a live broadcast combining a selection of recorded songs, music and readings from Friends of the Library. This will include musicians Peter Banks, Peter Grant, Michelle Sheridan-Grant and Joan Taylor and readings from local school pupils and members of the FOIL Committee. After the broadcast the video will be available to view on the Virtual Tours page throughout December. Both the broadcast and the video will be free to watch. If you’d like to watch the broadcast, email us to be sent the link. We hope you will pour a glass of something and join us!

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.

Download an application form here:

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.


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.

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