‘Vil God I Zal’
‘I hope any visitors to this site who are of the Menzies name or of the Sept names or descended from any of these family names will consider joining us and help in ensuring that the Society and Castle will continue to prosper in the future’.
The 24th Hereditary Clan Chief Robert Ronald Menzies of Menzies of Australia.
The Menzies Clan Society (MCS)
is based at Castle Menzies, outside the small village of Weem, Perthshire in the Highlands of Scotland. Originally formed on 6 October, 1892, the present day MCS was re-established in 1957, after ceasing operation throughout 2 World Wars.
At the same time, the Society purchased Castle Menzies which had become very neglected and run down. Since then the Castle has been lovingly restored by generations of the Society’s members and in 1993 was placed into a charity, the Menzies Charitable Trust, created by the Menzies Clan Society. The Society and Trust now work together, side by side, to maintain the Society’s and Clan Menzies ancestral roots.
MCS Members are involved in various projects within the society including ‘Friends of Castle Menzies (FOCM)’, the annual Menzies Clan Gathering, Menzies Society Publications, Menzies Society Social Media & MenZiesGenZ Youth Initiative, Menzies DNA and Genealogical Family Research and educational photographic and video documentary projects focusing on the history of generations of Menzies and the historic Castle Menzies.
If you would like to join the Menzies Clan Society, follow this link for more information or feel free to continue to explore our website.
Objects of the Society
*To cultivate and strengthen the true Celtic ties of family, the spirit of kin and clanship. And the promotion of friendly and social intercourse between members of the clan.
*To encourage and provide grants of money for the preservation of buildings and places of historic interest that have a connection with Clan Menzies.
*To be recognised as worthy of preservation by The National Trust for Scotland and for the benefit of the Nation.
*To preserve the history, traditions, arts, antiquities and relics of the Clan.
*To render financial assistance to any member of The Clan Menzies who may be in straitened circumstances. Most importantly, whether members of the Society or not.
*To encourage the wearing of Menzies Highland dress.
Sending Donations to the Society
|You can send the Menzies Clan Society a donation to help fund our activities via the PayPal button below. You can also send us money if need be, for any other reason except for Membership fees and Bookings for Clan Gathering events, which can be purchased elsewhere on our website.
Please email the Menzies Clan Society Treasurer to tell us what you are sending and why. Please note a donation to this account will be a donation to the Menzies Clan Society, not to the Castle nor The Menzies Charitable Trust. A donation to the Society does not qualify for Gift Aid since the Society is not a registered charity.
All our online donations are handled by PayPal, however a PayPal account is not required. We accept Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Switch, Delta, Solo, and Maestro. NB: You will be given an opportunity to state the purpose of your donation, if you wish to do so, on the final Paypal screen when you review your donation for the final time.
If you wish to make a donation to Castle Menzies or The Menzies Charitable Trust, please visit the Castle’s website: www.castlemenzies.org