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

Date for your diary

The Innerpeffray Lecture Walter Scott & The Border Ballads

Madderty Hall - Thu 9th November  7pm for 7.30pm
We are delighted to announce The Innerpeffray Lecture will be given by Dr Margaret Bennett on Walter Scott and the Border Ballads with special guests Aidan Moodie and Cameron Nixon. You are invited to share in songs and stories that have travelled far beyond the Scottish Borders, where they were first collected by Sir Walter Scott. Join Wattie and his friends on their quest for the ballads, as they share anecdotes, historical tales, humour and hilarity, along with songs and tunes.
The Lecture will be held at Madderty Hall on Thu 9th November, 7pm for refreshments, 7.30pm start: tickets priced £15 are available from the Library 01764 652819

Friends of Innerpeffray Library (FOIL)
The Friends of the Library run a series of talks throughout the open season.  Next FOIL talk is on Wed 11th October at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Dr Nicola Cowmeadow - Only  A Jacobite Woman? The Lfie and Experience of Lady Nairne

 - tickets are £5 for FOIL members and £7 for guests - all welcome.  Reserve and pay for your tickets here.

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.

Women & Books - women in the printing trade, as authors and a very special collector of books.  This exhibition looks at women's place in the Innerpeffray collection and is guest curated by Gillean Ford.

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

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 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:


Become a Patron

Walter Scott & Border Ballads booking form

Alexander McCall Smith Letter

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