The Menzies were granted significant areas of land across Scotland, such as the area around Finlarig which was granted by Robert the Bruce. The ruinous remains of the castle, built by Black Duncan Campbell can be seen here, completed with what is thought to be a beheading pit.
Continue along the shore of Loch Tay and take a detour into the remote Glen Lyon to Fortingall, which includes a steep single track road. Glen Lyon and area around Atholl, were lands granted to Sir Robert de Meyneris by King Alexander II. Sir Robert rose to the position of Lord High Chamberlain of Scotland.
For an alternative route along Loch Tay, turn off at Fearnan to reach Fortingall which sits in open land at the eastern edge of Glen Lyon. Look out for the traditional thatched cottages and a 5,000-year-old yew tree.
The Menzies were also involved in a number of land feuds across the area, with Sir Robert Menzies being imprisoned in a dungeon in order to persuade him to sign over his lands. However, King James IV rescued Sir Robert and he kept his charter for the Rannoch lands.
Close by is the impressive noble house of Castle Menzies, which was the seat of clan chiefs for 400 years. Bonnie Prince Charlie was said to have rested here en route to Culloden in 1746. It is now home to a museum and clan centre where you can find detailed information about the story of Clan Menzies.