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The 2019 Gathering took place from 8 - 11 August, and was very successful.

Next year's programme will be similar.

Gathering Dates will be 6 - 9 August 2020

Programme and online booking will be available in February 2020.


Thursday 8th August 2019

5.00 pm Whisky Tasting at the Castle

Hosted by Dewars World of Whisky. (1.5 hours)
7.00 pm Informal Clan Society Supper

To be held in the garden at rear of the Castle (or inside if wet/cold).

An informal light supper with an opportunity to socialise with fellow Clan Society members from around the world, local Menzies families and neighbours from the area around the Castle. (2 hours)

Friday 9th August 2019

9.00 am Historical Coach Tour

Departing from Weem Church Car Park, this year's historical tour will make its way through the old Menzies estate to Tummel Bridge. We will then proceed down the North side of Loch Tummel to the Queens View, the historic viewpoint with iconic panoramas over Loch Tummel. We will then travel to Killicrankie, stopping at the National Trust centre there. and hopefully also at the Killiecrankie battlefield. Length of tour approx. 4 hours, including time for tea & coffee.
1.00 pm 15th Menzies Clan Golf Tournament

Kenmore Golf Club. Meet at Kenmore Golf Club Pro Shop at 1.00pm. Tee off at 1.30 pm. Golf clubs and trolleys may be hired at the Club. Please arrange prior to game.

Contact: Iain Menzies. Tel. 07570 068600 or email matchlessg9@blueyonder.co.uk
2.00 pm Tour of Castle Walled Gardens

A walking presentation of the history, the work and discoveries taking place in the Castle's Walled Gardens. Length of tour approx 1 hour.
2.30 pm Scottish Country Dancing for Beginners

Beginners of all ages welcome. Come and learn some of the dances performed at the Ceilidh. In the Great Room at the Castle (1.5 hours)
3.00 pm Bagpiping

A chance to play the pipes with some of the Menzies Pipe Band (1 hour)
4.00 pm Castle Tour

Featuring the history of the Clan and the development of the Castle. Meet in front of the Castle if dry, or in the Old Kitchen if wet. (1.5 hours)

Suggested donation to Castle Restoration funds : £5 per person.
7.00 pm Castle Open to Clan Members
7.30 pm Reception and Welcome Drinks in The Great Room

(alternatively outside if weather fine)
8.00 pm Clan Dinner in the Dewar Room.

Four course formal dinner featuring local Scottish produce.

Wine and other drinks available from the bar.

Seating plan for friends and families who wish to sit together. (please advise on booking form) Raffle Tickets for sale.

Dress – Smart/formal– Highland Dress & tartan encouraged.

Saturday 10th August 2019

9.30 am Castle open to Clan members
10.00 am Clan Society Annual General Meeting in the Dewar Room. (1 hour)
11.30 am Clan March

Assemble at the Castle to march to Weem with the pipers, and on to the Aileen Chraggan Hotel.
12.00 pm Light Lunch at the Aileen Chraggan Hotel
1.30 pm Atholl & Breadalbane Highland Games

at the Aberfeldy Showground. Assemble at the entrance to the ring at the Showground for the Grand March. (please remember to wear some tartan)
4.00 pm Clan Tour of Dewars Distillery, Aberfeldy (1 hour)
8.00 pm Castle and bar open to Clan Members
8.30 pm Clan Ceilidh in the Dewar Room ‘til midnight. Entertainment and dancing featuring Ceilidh stalwarts, the popular Gallivanters band.

Full bar provided.

Raffle draw. Prize donations welcome !

Dress: casual, Highland dress & tartan encouraged

Sunday 11th August 2019

10.00 am Church Service in Weem Parish Church
10.30 am Castle and shop open to Members
12.00 pm Friends of Castle Menzies Members' lunch

Followed by discussion of FOCM projects

Old Kitchen in the Castle (2 hours)

Please see website for more information on how to become a "friend".
5.00 pm Castle closes

Drinks at the Castle


Some Council Members


Eoghann - Tour Guide


Dinner in the Dewar Room



Clan March to Weem


Dancing at the Ceilidh

  We prefer Online Bookings which save the Society time and money.  
  However, if you require to use the traditional booking form, please click HERE to see the form, print it and follow the instructions on the form.  





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