Keeping History Alive

The Library of Innerpeffray relies on donations and the invaluable support of volunteers to stay open. Thank you for thinking of supporting us. There are a variety of ways you can help us with our mission to ensure care, conservation and above all, access to the wonderful books and the story of Innerpeffray. The Library is run by the Innerpeffray Mortification, a Scottish Charity, SC013843.

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Become a Donor

Keep our pages turning by making a regular donation to the Library. In grateful thanks our Donors receive:

  • Free access to the Library
  • Subscription to Footnotes newsletter with news and articles about Library exhibitions and events
  • A ‘leaf’ in the Innerpeffray Register

From £1.50 per month you can support the Library as a Donor. Sign up as a Donor in the Shop, or download the leaflet and details form here:

Become a Patron

Be our Beating Heart and join a long history of distinguished patronage supporting the core work of the Library.

In grateful thanks our Patrons receive

  • Free access to the Library
  • A ‘leaf’ in the Innerpeffray Register
  • Subscription to Footnotes newsletter with a special Patrons edition twice yearly
  • Two complimentary tickets to the annual Innerpeffray Lecture
  • Tickets at special rates when applicable
  • Acknowledgement as a Library Patron (or remain anonymous)

From £10 per month you can support the Library as a Patron. Sign up as a Patron in the Shop, or download the leaflet and details form here:

Become a Friend

Find out all the details about becoming a member of FOIL – the Friends of Innerpeffray Library – click here.

Befriend a Book

Show your support for the Innerpeffray by Befriending a Book in the Library’s collection. A gift from you will help us ensure we can continue to share our books with the visitors of the future.

  • A gift of £25 will repair a torn page.
  • A gift of £50 will provide a custom-made box to house a book.
  • A gift of £100 will repair a damaged spine or replace a cover.
  • A gift of £250 will completely restore a damaged book.

To acknowledge your Befriending, you will receive a certificate. A great gift for a booklover! You can Befriend a Book in the Shop and get a pack including a certificate and greeting card. If you are interested in completely restoring a book or befriending a specific book please complete the enquiry form here.

Become a Volunteer

Becoming a volunteer guide at Innerpeffray will give you the opportunity to learn about this historic place and share its treasures with others. You’ll be part of a small, friendly team of enthusiastic volunteers. If being a guide is not for you, there are many ways that you could help. Perhaps joining the gardening team or assisting with events might be the things to catch your imagination. There is more information about volunteering here, and you can download a leaflet to explore the many ways that volunteering at Innerpeffray could be an enriching experience – both for yourself and for us!

Leave a Legacy

Three hundred and forty years ago, a local benefactor established Scotland’s first free, public lending library. David Drummond, 3rd Lord Madertie also started a school for local children. In his Will he charged his successors with maintaining the Library ‘for time coming’. His legacy is one of Scotland’s literary and educational treasures. If you would like to be part of that legacy, please consider a gift in your Will. Most of us don’t like to dwell on making a Will, but it is a practical thing to do and a relatively simple process. A gift in your Will does not affect your day-to-day financial position. Importantly, it allows us to mark the things that matter to us. We would recommend you consult a solicitor to make a Will or add a codicil to an existing one. Even a very modest bequest can make a very big difference to Innerpeffray. If Innerpeffray has been important to you, please consider this – download the leaflet for details.

Other Ways to Give

Give while you shop with Easy Fundraising – give while you shop at no cost to you when you sign up to this online tool.

If you would like to simply make a donation – Thank you! You can use the ‘Donate’ button at the foot of the page to make a contribution.

Governors of Innerpeffray

The Innerpeffray Mortification is a Scottish Charity SC013843, run by a voluntary board of Governors. Read about our current trustees on the Meet our Governors page.

From time to time we recruit new trustees to our Board of Governors. You can read the details in the brochure.

You may download a copy of our most recent Annual Report and Accounts here: