Photo-Finish Friday…..Innerpeffray Library

This photo was taken a few days ago, after an early finish from work.  Innerpeffray Libray is about 4 miles from our house.  It’s nestled in the countryside and sits beside an old Roman Road.  It is the oldest library in Scotland, dating back to 1680.  It no longer ‘lends’ books but it is open to the public.  On speaking to the ‘librarian’, the oldest book they have is over 500 years old.  The book, A Mirror To The Final Retributiuon, was published in Paris in 1502 and is in Latin.

The Library is a beautiful little building, and sits next to Innerpeffray Chapel.  The chapel dates back to 1365, but the building you see on the right of the photo was built in 1507, although the original alter still stands in the ‘newer’ building.

Both are delightful buildings and the Library itself has a reading room, where you can sit and be surrounded by their “latest editions”…..books that are only a hundred or so years old!  I’m booking a long afternoon off very soon.

As ever, thanks to Leah J. Utas for creating Photo-Finish Friday.  Please take a bit of time to check out her blog.

As usual, comments are more than welcome…….

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9 responses to “Photo-Finish Friday…..Innerpeffray Library

  1. 1365! Geez, you folks certainly have some history there. Keep the pictures coming David. Very cool.

  2. Scotland is one of the places i wish to visit. There is so much gren… reminds me of my birthland.

  3. That's amazing! I really hope to get to Scotland someday. My Dad was half Irish and of course, some of that side came from Scotland as well. That part of the world calls to me whenever I see it in pictures or movies. Even though I'm 3 quarters Sicilian, Scotland/Ireland feels more like home. :)((Hugs))Laura

  4. What a wonderful spot. I'd love to go there someday and soak up the vibes.

  5. Thanks again for sharing that David. Things are much more 'ancient' in GB. A couple of fine looking buildings. I was amazed at the headstones in Canonbie cemetery while there doing family tree research. The monuments dated back over 300 years.

  6. 'ears pricking up…' Alan – family history in Canonbie Churchyard? My lot all come from that neck of the woods and we have several family members buried there, going back to 1700's…..and my G-Grandmother was a 'Davidson'!Sorry, David, for hijacking this. Lovely pic, btw – how wonderful that the books are still available to view. I love looking at old books and papers – touching the past and wondering about all the people who've handled them over the years.

  7. Gorgeous! So much history and beauty packed into one place.

  8. Now that's my kind of library.

  9. I've said it before and I'll say it again … your countryside looks like a dreamscape. Must be awesome to see that stuff everyday.

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