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The Library of Innerpeffray
Innerpeffray, by Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland    Telephone +44(0)1764 652 819    Email

What's on

The Library runs events throughout the year: exhibitions from the collection, events connected to the collections and music and social events to raise funds for running costs and special projects. Find all the dates for your diary here. Tickets and information: 01764 652819

Exhibitions in 2018

An Awfully Big Adventure—Books for Boys & Girls

What were children borrowing from Innerpeffray?  A chance to have a look at the 19th century books with their gender specific marketing such as ‘Boy’s Own Library’ and some first edition classics from the Scottish collection such as Treasure Island and Peter and Wendy.

Genuine Jacobites? - 100years of Scottish Propaganda

From the birth of the Old Pretender to the death of Bonnie Prince Charlie this exhibition explores the battle for the crown of Scotland through the written word.  We are delighted to have some letters from a private collection on display as part of this exhibition.

The exhibitions run from 1 March to 31 October, and entry to all exhibitions is included in the ticket price of £7.50 for adults, under 16s free of charge.

Dates for your diary

Sat 6th October at 5pm 

Airs of Poetry concert - Lisa Lulis, soprano, and Michael Ellacott, pianist, offer an intimate musical evening of art songs with the poetic texts of celebrated writers such as Tenessee Williams, Christina Rosetti, and others.  A special feature of the programme will be the premiere of 3 new works composed by Lisa Lulis using poetic works by Perthshire-based writers, Heather Reid and Jane Picton Smith, two members of the Soutar Writers organisation. 

FOIL Talk - Alex Nye: The Art of the Ghost Story

Wed October 10th 7pm for 7.30pm—Innerpeffray Schoolroom, Tickets: £5 (FOIL members) £7 (Guests) all welcome

Volunteering Workshop  - Fri 26th October 11am—FREE but please book

Find out first-hand about volunteering at Innerpeffray: what volunteers do, how you can help  - with tea and cake too!  

The Innerpeffray Lecture— Thursday 15th November 7 for 7.30pm

We are delighted to announce the speaker for the 2018 Innerpeffray Lecture will be Struan Stevenson. 

He will be speaking about his book: The Course of History: Ten Meals that Changed the World.  Join us for an unique perspective on major events in world history.

Struan Stevenson MEP represented Scotland in the European Parliament since 1999. He is an author and international lecturer on the Middle East and Human Rights.

He is well known in Europe and Scotland for his in-depth knowledge and understanding of Scottish affairs and BREXIT. Struan was a former President of the European Parliament Fisheries Committee, President of the European Parliament’s Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development Intergroup, President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq and President of the Friends of Free Iran Intergroup. He is President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association. He is also heavily committed to animal welfare issues.

The Lecture will take place  at Madderty Village Hall.  Tickets are available now from the Library, priced £15 and including refreshments.                       

Behind the Scenes Tours—Fri 9th November at 11am

Help us put the Library to bed for the Winter: a behind the scenes tour with hands on experience.  See what we do to protect the books and get ready for exhibitions.  Tickets £5 including a cup of tea at the end. 

Innerpeffray Concert—Carols at Innerpeffray

Sunday December 9th 3pm tickets £10


Reserve and pay for FOIL talk tickets on or call 01764 652819 for more details.

Further details about the Friends of Innerpeffray Library series of talks throughout the open season and online booking is available here.

Bookings for all events can be made at the Library by phone or email.

Private Events If you would like to hold a private event at the Library please do get in touch.  We are delighted to hold book launches, weddings, birthday treats and private tours outwith opening hours.


We are delighted to announce the Library has achieved WorldHost Customer Service standard. 

Book Week Scotland 2014

The Library was delighted to be the subject of a Love Letter to Your Library, from Alexander McCall Smith as part of Book Week Scotland in 2014.

Read the Guardian feature here.  More about Book Week Scotland here.

Read Alexander McCall Smith's letter by clicking on the link opposite.

Booking Forms

Book a place at one of our events with the following forms:


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Access Policy

Events 2018

Booking form summer to winter 2018

Innerpeffray Lecture Booking Form

Alexander McCall Smith Letter

A Guid Scotch Haggies recipe


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