Welcome the Menzies!

By Keith MacGregor

On a dark day in 1502, the Perthshire castle of Weem (now Castle Menzies), home of the Clan Menzies chiefs, was burned by Neil Stewart of Garth and a band of Roro MacGregors over succession disputes for land tenure. The roof, furnishings and part of the Z-plan fortilace were destroyed. Ironically, a century or so earlier, the Roro chieftain in nearby Glenlyon married the daughter of the then Menzies chief in a period when relations were better.

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