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June 9th, 2010
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CULTYBRAGGAN COMMUNITY SHARE OFFER 

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Are you interested in the long-term financial security of Cultybraggan Camp? Would you like to be part of its continuing development for the benefit of the local community?

 

Comrie Development Trust are offering you the exciting opportunity to invest directly in Camp 21 Bunkhouses

 

Come along and hear all about it on 

Sept 29th, 7.30pm-late

The White Church

**Guest speaker Lesley Riddoch**

 

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 Click here for further information

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HANDS ON HISTORY FOR SCHOOLS

Kids 8+ can experience an interactive workshop offering a lively and exciting romp through history that they will never forget

Peter Scally is a leading expert on military history with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the home front and frontline experiences of those caught up in war. Peter will deliver the ‘Hands on History’ workshops with an interactive living history exhibition for students lasting approximately 1 hour. Subsequently and weather permitting, the Comrie Heritage Group will take students on a tour of the camp (also 1 hour). The workshops support the Curriculum for Excellence in learning and hone responsible citizenship. This unique opportunity to visit a Second World War site in situ is not to be missed.

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Workshops can be offered covering the First World War or the Second World War period.

Two blocks of workshops will take place on the following dates:

September 2015—15th,16th,23rd,24th,28th,29th & May 2016—10th, 11th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th

Workshops run from 9.30am—12 noon and then 12.30pm-3.00pm

We can accommodate groups with a minimum of 15 students up to a maximum of 35 students. The workshops are appropriate for age 8+. PRICES: £10.00 per head (teachers and support staff free)

If you require special arrangements please let us know at the time of booking. The tour is wheelchair accessible.

Contact: CDT Office 01764 670769 or e-mail comrieheritage@gmail.com

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CAKEYBRAGGAN

 

Last year the Comrie Heritage Group went ahead with plans to preserve Nissen Hut 1 at Cultybraggan Camp (a B listed building) and transform it into an Exhibition Centre of the Camp and the village of Comrie. John Gilbert Architects were involved in the success of this project and this year entered the GIA (Glasgow Institute of Architechture) Bake competition featuring the hut!

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Baker and photographer of the cake, Heather Harbison, spent a lot of her childhood in Comrie as her grandparents lived in the village. To add to the presentation of the cake, Heather used her Nana’s tablecloth and her Grandad’s suitcase, both giving this marvellous piece of work some historical value.

GUIDED TOURS OF CULTYBRAGGAN

 

Guided Heritage Tours of Cultybraggan Camp will start again on August 2nd, beginning at 11am with the last tour leaving at 3pm. Adults (£4); Concessions (£3) and children under 16 are free. Anybody with a British Forces Discount Card will be entitled to a further £1 reduction on the ticket price –   British Army Discount Card

The dates for the tours will the Sundays of August 2nd, September 6th, 26th, 27th and October 4th.

Sunday 11th Oct will be a guided tour of the camp at 2pm with Crieff & Strathearn – Drovers’ Tryst.

Come and explore this unique WWII site just outside the village.

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Sports & Recreation in Comrie

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The ComriFullSizeRendere Development Trust is currently working alongside two environmental intern students from Edinburgh University. Bonnie Hamilton and Grace Sutherland, of Alma College in Michigan, are helping to undertake a survey researching demand from Comrie people for sport and recreational facilities in the village, rather than having to commute to club activities in Crieff or further afield each week.

The Trust is interested in improving the amount and frequency of sporting and recreational activities throughout the village and for all ages and abilities. A survey has been drawn up and can completed by clicking the link: Sports & Recreation in Comrie

 

 

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The Scottish Caravan Club Come To Cultybraggan Camp

The Comrie Development Trust look forward to welcoming the Scottish Caravan Club to Cultybraggan Camp on Thursday 18th June to celebrate their platinum 70th anniversary. The club will honour their 70 years with a five day private rally event which is expected to bring over 100 caravans and an estimated 250 people to the area. The Scottish Caravan Club website has more details.

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Victory In Europe – Celebrations In Comrie

 

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On Saturday 9th May, the Comrie Heritage Group hosted VEDAY celebrations in Comrie with a daytime street party & an evening of swing dancing in the White Church – and what a celebratory day it was!

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Community Shares Offer

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 Comrie Development Trust are offering shares for people in Comrie (and outwith) to invest in a self-catering and bunkhouse accomodation business. This is your chance to become involved in sustaining Cultybraggan Camp – the best preserved POW camp in Scotland. Your investment will help support a new use for this historic site of international importance. Please click on the image below for further details

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