The books, the people, the story
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

Current exhibitions at the Library are:

The Innerpeffray Alphabet - treasures from A- Z showcasing the variety of books and subjects in the collection.

The Divine and the Daemon - from traditional folk tales to dissertations on demonology, this mini-exhibition guest curated by Teresa Fraser explores three centuries of superstition and belief.

Butterflies on the Move - Innerpeffray is delighted to welcome the Butterflies book sculpture to the library in March and April.

This beautiful work of art is one the last in a series of mystery pieces begun in 2011 and donated in praise of libraries, literacy and the love of words by an anonymous sculptor.

In 2014, a flutter of butterflies flying from an open book (The Butterflies) was mysteriously donated and sold publicly in aid of the Macmillan charity.   Dr Colin Mackenzie and family, the sculpture’s owners, have decided that The Butterflies should continue their journey and that the story should bring wonder and inspiration to a wide audience—we are delighted that Dr Mackenzie has given us permission to show The Butterflies here at Innerpeffray -come and see it for yourself!

Entry to all exhibitions is included in the ticket price of £7.50 for adults, under 16s free of charge.

Poets and Place on Sunday 9th April from 3pm

With Jim Mackintosh and Jon Plunkett

We are delighted to announce a very special event at Innerpeffray with Perthshire Poets Jim Mackintosh and Jon Plunkett.  As well as reading from their own work, they will discuss how a sense of place influences their writing and there will be a chance to see the poetry pillars that form part of Corbenic Path created by Jon Plunkett in the Innerpeffray garden.

We will be serving tea and cake after the reading.

Please join us for poetry, place and cake on Sunday 9th April at 3pm, tickets £7.50 including entry to the library and refreshments.  Why not make an afternoon of it? The Library will be open from 2pm.

Lunchtime lectures coming up in 2017

The Postal History of Perthshire  POSTPONED new date to be announced shortly.

Dr James Grant shares his knowledge of the stamps, letters and local rivalries around Strathearn in this lunchtime lecture.  A special exhibition of artefacts and local historic postcards accompanies the talk and is on display until the end of April.

Tickets £15 including soup and sandwich lunch.

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

Full details of the FOIL programme of talks and booking can be found here

Friends of Innerpeffray Library AGM Wed 12th April at 6.30pm, followed at 7pm by drinks and refreshments before the first talk  of the year: Alison Martin - Sculpting the Past which commences at 7.30pm.

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 last year.

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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Alexander McCall Smith Letter

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