Heinrich Steinmeyer Legacy – Comrie Survey
Following his time as A German Prisoner of War at Cultybraggan Camp, and subsequent years working in Scotland before returning to Germany, Heinrich Steinmeyer revisited Comrie. Following his death, in 2013, his ashes were scattered in the hills around Comrie, and, through his Will, he left everything he owned to “Comrie Development Trust” to benefit “the elderly” in Comrie.
In January 2017, an Interim Legacy Committee was set up to arrange a consultation process to determine how the £384,000 in the legacy fund should be spent. Two survey forms were delivered to every household in the Comrie area, with other forms available in the village. A public meeting was held on 14 March. The survey was publicised in the local press, posters and community social media. By the deadline date of 28 March, 281 had been returned to the designated collection points. A subgroup of the interim committee then met to work through the completed survey forms and record the details from them. This enabled further work to carry out the analysis presented below.
Nearly three quarters of the respondents to the survey (74%) were over 60 years of age, with 18% over 80 years old. 17% were in their 50s and approaching old age, with 5% under 50 years of age.
Download the full article. Initial Analysis Report – May 2017