SPIRIT OF PERTHSHIRE Whisky Festival Dinner
Join us on for dinner on Friday 27th August 2021 in the wonderful and historical castle, seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 500 years. As part of the Spirit of Perthshire Whisky Festival, which is being held on Saturday 28th August in the castle, we are hosting an evening of great food, amazing whisky, music, an auction and after dinner speaker.
The festival is a collaboration between Spirit of Perthshire and Castle Menzies and The Menzies Charitable Trust, and is raising funds to help maintain this spectacular building.
The Castle and the Old Kirk of Weem were saved from ruin and lovingly restored through the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of members of the Menzies Clan Society, led by Dr A D (Bill) Dewar (1915 – 2010). It is because of their efforts that you are able to visit it today, and through events like this, you will be able to visit if for years to come.
Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century Scottish castle, restored during the twentieth century by the Menzies Clan Society. Architecturally fascinating, it is a splendid Renaissance example of the transition in Scottish castles from earlier rugged Highland fortresses to later mansion houses.
The Castle was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 500 years. Situated in a strategic location, it was involved in much of the turbulent history of the Highlands. During the second Jacobite rising the Castle first hosted both Bonnie Prince Charlie, who rested on his way to Culloden in 1746 and then, just four days later, the Duke of Cumberland, son of the British Monarch and commander of the Government forces.
Rescued as a ruin in 1957 by the then recently re-formed Menzies Clan Society, the Castle has been lovingly restored by generations of Society members and was placed into a charitable trust in 1993. It is open to all as a visitor attraction, museum, Clan centre for the Menzies Clan and venue for weddings, concerts and other hire. We use all proceeds exclusively for our continued restoration and maintenance of the Castle, its Walled Garden and the Old Kirk of Weem.
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