Originally the Mesnieres in Normandy, France, the family name was transformed to Manners, the Dukes of Rutland surname. A branch of this family moved to the Scottish Lothians and gradually into the Highlands of Scotland, where they became first known as Meyneris and eventually as Menzies. Robert de Meyneris rose to the heights of Chamberlain in Scotland in 1249. The Menzies family established the earldom of Atholl and gained further success through their support of Robert the Bruce. Colonel James Menzies was responsible for bringing the Larch tree to Scotland which now flourishes in the Highlands. Menzies Castle, the family seat, was used in World War II as a Polish Army Medical Stores Department and before falling into ruin has been rescued by the Clan Menzies society for restoration.
Royal & Plaid colour – Black/White with Red Thread Tartan. Created in 1934.
Machine washable, 100% Polyester