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Library of Innerpeffray, Crieff

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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5/5 based on 75 reviews on the web
Scotland's Oldest Free Lending Library, established by David, 3rd Lord Madertie and located in a tranquil woodland setting close by the River Earn in Perthshire. The Library is run today by the Mortification of the Library, a trust set up on the death of the founder, and although it ceased to lend books in 1968, opens its doors and books to visitors from across the world each year.
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  • Made a special trip to this special spot and it was worth it. Charming location. The volunteer guides are very knowledgable. They provided a descriptive overview of the building and its history. The d...  read more »
  • We were advised to visit this unique library when visiting Crieff. My husband was tracing more of his Robertson clan ancestry. The staff could not have been more helpful and even copied documents that...  read more »
  • We arrived at 10am and met Bill one of the volunteers, we talked to him on the brief walk to the reception area and mentioned to him that we were looking forward to seeing some of the older bibles and...  read more »
  • Extraordinary time exploring the historic library and archive - what an adventure in history. We were regaled with numerous stories by the Librarian and Keeper of Books, and enjoyed opportunities to handle some of the oldest materials in the collection. Here you can turn the pages of the King James pulpit bible from the year it was sent to all the churches in Scotland. Here you can view the earliest cottage garden advice books. Here your library-loving heart will find a resting place. Hours and days are limited so check carefully - you won't want to miss this!
  • What a gem! We were so excited to find it and then to look through the registers and find that an ancestor, James McRobbie of Crieff, had borrowed books from the library. One was borrowed in 1752 and the librarian was able to show us that same book, printed in 1631. We later found out that James was married in the Innerpeffray Chapel.
  • Amazing and incredibly timely as a historic example of a lending library in respect to the new shareconomy.
  • If You like old books you are in for a real treat
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