Doors Open Day 2014
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st September 11.00 – 16.00
Comrie Heritage Centre
The Comrie Development Trust’s Heritage Group will once again be taking part in the international Doors Open Days programme. Huts normally closed to the public; from the armoury and guard block to the chapel and ablutions; will be open to visitors. And, of course, the new Heritage Centre which opened earlier this year.
This year we are also delighted to share the news that the new owner of the Cultybraggan Bunker has given permission for this to be part Doors Open Day too. Volunteers will be taking visitors round to see the canteen, the ex-BBC studio, the plant room, and some of the dormitories.
Booking is essential but entry is FREE. It is sure to be popular so book now by going to bit.ly/bunkertourbooking
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Orchard Work Day – Sunday 5th October
The Orchard team will be holding their regular work day on Sunday 5th October from 11am to 3pm. This month will see the continuance of Winter preparations in the Orchard, but will also be work in progress for the forthcoming APPLE DAY. Come for the day or come for an hour! All welcome! Substantial footwear recommended and gear to suit the weather that day. Hope to see you there!
Sunday 12th October
Back for its 4th Year, Comrie Apple Day will be held on Sunday 12th October this year from noon til 4pm. Activities from the Brownies and the Outdoor Playgroup will provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere in which to get down to the serious business of crushing apples for juice and cider! There will be homebaking, local honey and herbal teas to keep you refreshed and all of this in the beautiful setting of the Community Orchard at Cultybraggan Camp. If you haven’t been to an Apple Day before, don’t miss this one!
If you’d like to be involved, we would appreciate any home baking produce containing apples. Some cooking apples will be available from the orchard, by prior arrangement. We are also in need of apples from any gardens which have surplus to requirements; these will be either juiced or used for cooking. If you have any apples that you would like picked and crushed for juicing on Apple Day or would like to help – collecting, picking, phoning apple tree owners and helping with transportation the week prior to Apple Day – please contact Claire Mullan at the CDT office on 01764 670769 or Emma Margrett on 07734 440920 for further information.
Guided Heritage Tours of Cultybraggan Camp
Sunday 5th October 11am – 4pm
Come and join us for a guided tour at Cultybraggan Camp, one of the best preserved and largest intact POW camps in the whole of Britain. Starting at the new Comrie Heritage Centre (Hut 1) we will guide you round the camp and give you a fuller insight into the camps history and present day use. Tours run from 11:00 to 16:00 and takes about an hour but if you prefer to go around the camp yourself we have a ‘Self Guided Tour Leaflet’ as well At the end of your visit why not stay for tea and chats. Tours are suitable for all abilities and please remember to come prepared for good Scottish weather. Free event but donations very welcome.
A community in Perthshire has come together to work towards achieving sustainable community owned resources for the benefit of local people. Comrie Development Trust, set up in 2006, is a charitable organisation of volunteers and funded staff who care passionately about Comrie. They are working hard on the many projects – the environmentally sustainable development of Cultybraggan (the ex POW camp now owned by the community) – the reduction of the community carbon footprint in the Comrie Carbon Challenge as well as the many other projects.
Proud to be a flagship project for
Part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Rural Tayside LEADER 2007 -2013 Programme