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Fiona’s Background

Where Fiona grew up, Castle Menzies in Weem, near Aberfeldy

Where Fiona grew up, Castle Menzies in Weem, near Aberfeldy

Fiona grew up here, at Castle Menzies. When she wasn’t out with the other squires she had a tiny room high in the attics with the servants which she shared with an old tomcat when he deigned to visit. Being inland, Weems didn’t get the salt spray from storms on the west coast, where Duncladach is located (Dunstaffnage Castle in reality). It was still cold in winter, midges attacked in summer (wee biting insects you can’t see but sting), and it rained a lot. Not much of that has changed in the last 500 years.

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