The Menzies Charitable Trust

Castle Menzies, its Walled Garden and the Old Kirk of Weem are held and maintained by The Menzies Charitable Trust, a registered charity under charity number SC022203, regulated by OSCR.

Following the purchase of Castle Menzies as a ruin in 1957 and the subsequent extensive restoration works by the Menzies Clan Society, which maintains a very close association with the Castle, Castle Menzies was placed into a charitable trust in order to continue to enjoy charitable status following a change in charities legislation in 1992.  In 1993 The Menzies Charitable Trust was therefore formed.

The Menzies Clan Society maintains close links with The Menzies Charitable Trust but the Society no longer owns or maintains the Castle: such functions are solely carried out by the Trust.

The Trust has a minimum of four and a maximum of seven trustees, which include the President and Treasurer of the Menzies Clan Society, a secretary, a representative of the current Chief of the Clan Menzies, a legal representative and a maximum of two others. On the formation of the Trust, the Castle and its Gardens were transferred to the Trust by approval of the Annual General Meeting of the Clan Society. Shortly after, the Clan Chief, David Menzies of Menzies, transferred the Old Kirk of Weem, which was still his heritable property, to the Trust as well, for safe keeping.

The Trust continues to administer the Castle, Gardens and the Old Kirk of Weem for the benefit of the nation.

Making a monetary donation

The Menzies Charitable Trust always needs and relies upon generous donations from Society members and members of public to maintain its upkeep of Castle Menzies, the Walled Garden and the Old Kirk of Weem.  We very much value your support.

You can make a donation online via the Trust's donations page at Virgin Money Giving. You can choose to make a single donation or a regular amount. If you are a UK taxpayer then this online process will automatically arrange for the Trust to benefit from the Gift Aid scheme.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Thank you very much for whatever donation you are able to give.

501(c)(3) charitable donation for US tax-payers

If you are a US tax-payer and wish to make a donation to the Trust under section 501(c)(3) please let us know using this form.

Donating an object

If you wish to consider donating an object to Castle Menzies, The Trust or the Clan Menzies, please read carefully the following policy:

MCT Donations of Objects Policy