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June 9th, 2010

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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SCCHuts 46 (left), 45, 44 (right)

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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Proud to be a flagship project for

The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund

 Part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Rural Tayside LEADER 2007 -2013 Programme

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