September 2019

AGM Notice of Meeting for MCSNA Inc Members

To the Members of the Menzies Clan Society of North America, Inc.

Please Take Notice that the annual meeting of the members of the Menzies Clan Society of North America, Inc. (MCSNA), will be held at  Stone Mountain Highland Games, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

1. Opening remarks by Rory Menzies.
2. Receipt of Proxies and declaration of a quorum.
3. Secretaries Report.
4. Treasurers Report.
5. Electing six (6) officers of MCSNA for a five (5) year term.

All members are urged to attend the meeting in person or by proxy. If you do not expect to attend the meeting, you are requested to date, fill in, sign and return the proxy.

Download Proxy 2019>

MCSNA Secretary>   Please forward proxies to Secretary on or before OCTOBER 15, 2019



August 2019

“ Genetic Project to tell story of Clan Menzies”

Perthshire Advertiser article on The MINGUS PROJECT…19 July 2019.


August 2019

A Special Event at Castle Menzies for His Highness Maharaja Sir Duleep Singh (1838-1893)

Tuesday 6th August

Duleep Singh (1838–1893) in 1854;                      Portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

The Malaysian Sikh Pipe Band will be visiting Castle Menzies on August 6th as a Cairn memorial, located on the Castle grounds, is unveiled for the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire who resided in exile at Castle Menzies for 8 years, until 1863.

At approx 11am the band will play whilst the Sikh flag is raised to commemorate Duleep Singh (6 September 1838 – 22 October 1893), also known as His Highness Maharaja Sir Duleep Singh, G.C.S.I., or Sir Dalip Singh and later in life nicknamed the “Black Prince of Perthshire”.

All are welcome!


June 2019

MCSNA at the San Diego Scottish Games
June 22 – 23 2019

Menzies Clan Society of North America will be represented at the San Diego Scottish Games June 22 and 23; we’ll have a booth with information on the Menzies Clan Society and how to join, Castle news and our Menzies Genealogical Preservation Project which includes building a DNA historical database. Come check it out, if you’re in the area.

Save the date cos we need your DNA history!

June 2019


29 June -19 October 2019

If you are attending The Menzies Clan Gathering at Menzies Castle in August, you may be interested in checking out this exhibition.

At the Perth Museum & Art Gallery

From 29 June -19 October 2019
Entry is free.

For summer 2019, Perth Museum and Art Gallery present a major exhibition exploring the Jacobites in Perthshire. This exhibition coincides with the 330th anniversary of the Battle of Killiecrankie. It will focus on the great clans and families of Perthshire, revealing hidden stories.

The exhibition brings together nationally significant museum objects, alongside items from private collections never before seen in public. Jacobite Clans will chart the history of a feuding nation through the lives of those at the centre of the Jacobite Wars.

Coinciding with the museum exhibition will be a display on the upper floor of the AK Bell Library in Perth. The display will feature a large illustrated family tree based on the Nairne family which will highlight the close-knit family connections between Perthshire Jacobites.

This tree will inspire visitors to explore their Jacobite heritage or their Perthshire connections. Using resources from Perth and Kinross Archive including a Jacobite database of names, Old Parish Records and clan histories we will help visitors to research their family tree.


May 2019

Message from Fran Gillespie

Re Attending Archibald Menzies Memorial at Kensal Green Cemetery, 2pm, 6th June 2019

“Anyone who would like to attend can contact me for a plan of the cemetery with Archibald Menzies’ grave site highlighted. There are 65,000 graves in that cemetery so the plan is essential — there isn’t always someone on duty at the gate to direct people. I’ll shortly be sending out an invitation, plan and how-to-get-there information to as many people as I can, and it will also be added here, on the website.
Thanks Fran!”

May 2019

CONGRATULATIONS! to author Lynne Jonell on the publication of ‘Time Sight’, her children’s time-travel novel about Castle Menzies. The books are finally printed and their on-sale date in the US is May 14 and in the UK on June 1st this year. In Lynnes own words from a recent email..

“I would like to send two books (signed First Editions) for the Castle Menzies library and hopefully copies of the book will be offered for sale in the Castle gift shop. I just want to say thank you again for your kind permissions, support, and information throughout this lengthy journey! It’s been a delight to connect with you all over this project, and I hope that someday I’ll have the privilege of meeting you all. Until then, fare thee well!

All my best,

Thank you Lynne on behalf of all Menzies Clan members for your generous donation to the library and we look forward to making Time Sight available for purchase in our Castle Menzies gift shop soon. What a great souvenir or gift for the younger members of any visitors family!


April 2019

An Invitation 

in Invercargill, New Zealand

for more details…  17-19 April 2020 Invitation>


April 2019

Archibald Menzies, 1745 – 1842


The Restoration of the last resting place of Perthshire Botanist Archibald Menzies is completed and a ceremony
to celebrate the life of this great man and to re-dedicate his restored grave will be held beside his grave site in
Kensal Green Cemetery, London UK 2pm on 6th August 2019..

for more details got to

Dedicated Archibald Menzies Page>


March 2019

Unveiling Our New Website

The Menzies Clan Society Council would like to welcome you to our new Clan Menzies website !

We hope that all our members like the new style, which we are planning to develop further over the next few months with more members information in a private area, a short film from Hollywoodand extra Photo Galleries.

For me, it has been a pleasure to be part of the team who have worked on the website project, but most of the hard work has been done by three others.

I would like to thank Clan Society member Sue Barnes, Creative Director, of Melbourne Australia for all her excellent work, and many long hours sorting and editing content & images, creating slideshows, new information and designing the site map. Tim and Fiona, from Purple Pelican Designs have also worked extremely hard on the IT side, from design to providing us with a wonderful new private Members Area. All three have worked together to create a very attractive new Website.

Enjoy it and we look forward to your feedback!

Alastair Menzies, Website Director
Secretary of MCS
Menzies Clan Society


December 2018

Menzies Clan Society E-Newsletter

If you would like to subscribe to the MCS Newsletter or update your subscription email address, please contact>  our Secretary by email and add ‘Newsletter Subscription’ as your subject .