Guided Heritage Tours – Sunday 7th May – Our ‘First Sunday of the Month Guided Heritage Tours’ start at Cultybraggan Camp, just outside of Comrie on Sunday 7th May, from 11am til 4pm with last tour at 3pm.
Suitable for all ages and abilities, we will guide you around the best preserved WW2 Prisoner of War Camp in Scotland and latterly a MOD training establishment – we will take you past the Chapel, Officers Mess, Guard Block, Comrie Allotments, the Nuclear Bunker and through the last remaining almost intact part of the camp – Compound D and give you a fantastic insight to life in a POW camp and talk about escapes, murders and reconciliation.
Only £4 for adults, £3 for concessions and under 16’s absolutely free. Tea and biscuits available too.
If you can’t make it on Sunday 7th we are also running tours on June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th September 2nd & 3rd (Doors Open Day Weekend) and October 1st or you can visit the Camp at any time and go to Hut 1 Comrie Heritage Centre, which is open every day of the year except Christmas Day, from 7am til 9pm, where you will find an exhibition on both Comrie and Cultybraggan Camp through the ages up to the present day, as well as how the old guard hut was environmentally refurbished. Here you will also find a ‘Self Guide’ leaflet to help you look around the rest of the Camp.
Or perhaps you would like a guided tour of the Camp out with our Guided Tour Days please call or email for more information or to book, see contact details below.
Talks on Cultybraggan Camp – if your group would like a talk on Cultybraggan Camp ‘from WW2 to the present day’, we’d be delighted to arrange for one of our volunteers to come to you or you could come to us. For more information please contact us – details below.
Would you like to be a Tour Guide or Meet & Greeter? – learn something new, meet new people, be part of a really friendly group and even get a chance to become an official rated tour guide – we would love to hear from you.
Contact Details – Please just call us via CDT office, now at Hut 3&4 Cultybraggan Camp, on 01764 670769. Our email address is ComrieHeritage@gmail.com. You can also go to the Cultybraggan Facebook page where we announce events, post photographs and keep our friends up to date.
WW1 in Perthshire – Comrie Commemorates
John Manson Craig Victoria Cross – On the afternoon of Sunday 4th June 2017 the village of Comrie will be presented with a commemorative paving stone in remembrance of Comrie’s son, John Manson Craig VC. Everyone is welcome to join in this very special event for the village with Comrie Pipe Band and Morrisons Academy Pipe Band marching from Laggan Park to the War Memorial where the stone will be unveiled. Further details will be published nearer the time.
The VC Story – John Craig was 21 years old, and a second lieutenant in the 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers, British Army, attached to 1/5th Battalion during the First World War. On 5 June 1917 in Egypt, an advanced post having been rushed by the enemy, Second Lieutenant Craig immediately organised a rescue party and after tracking the enemy back to his trenches, set his party to work removing the dead and wounded under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire. An NCO was wounded and a medical officer who went to his aid was also wounded. Second Lieutenant Craig went out at once and got the NCO under cover, but while taking the medical officer to shelter was himself wounded. Nevertheless, the rescue was effected, and he then scooped cover for the wounded, thus saving their lives.