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Browsing Posts in Castle Menzies

Sheep in winter, at Killin

Today, I took the opportunity to visit Perthshire in central Scotland, about 2 hours from Glasgow.

Trip was inspired by unusual combination of prolonged sunshine, blue skies and a landscape covered by a few feet of light, powder snow.

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Castle Menzies, Weem, Scotland

This evening, I am reporting on Castle Menzies (pronounced ‘Mingis’) near Aberfeldy in central Scotland.

Menzies ancestors were the Norman Mesnieres who came to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066 and then moved north to Scotland with King David in the early 12th century. The Menzies were very close and loyal to the Scottish Crown and were rewarded with considerable land grants in central Scotland thus underpinning the family’s wealth.

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Illustration of fire-making in the Iron-Age at the Crannog Centre

Today marked an adverse change in weather.

We departed our Dunkeld lodgings for Amulree and then embarked on a drive through Glen Quaich but heavy fog resulted in negligible visibility despite which we were able to observe a number of unusual birds: Quail, Red Grouse, Pheasant and a Hawk (or similar bird of prey).

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