|John Manson Craig VC
Centenary Dedication Ceremony
Sunday 4th June
Comrie and Morrison’s Academy Mass Pipe Band
Leaves Laggan Park ~ 2pm
Dedication Ceremony at Comrie War Memorial ~ 2:15pm
All Very Welcome
Comrie Heritage Group was first established in 2012. Previous to the group forming, there already existed Comrie Oral History Group who were the creators of the fantastic book “Camp 21 Cultybraggan A History”
A copy of the “Camp 21 Cultybraggan A History” can be purchased for £5 from the Comrie Development Trust Office. Alternatively by sending a cheque of £8.50 (includes postage) to:
Camp 21 Cultybraggan A History
Unit 3-4 Cultybraggan Camp,
and we will be happy to send a copy to you.
We planned a series of events to promote these projects. Fun and informative opportunities for everyone to learn more about local heritage and to get involved with the project in a number of different ways. We kicked off with a 1940s themed Tea Dance in early 2013 and followed up with a very successful Open Day in June where the star performance was a re-enactment of the POW march from the site of the old Comrie Railway Station to the Camp.
Throughout the last few years…
- Comrie Heritage Group have also conducted Guided Tours on the first Sunday of every month
– May to November. 11am, with the last tour leaving at 3pm. Adults (£4); Concessions (£3) and children under 16 are free.
- Visits e.g. Eden Camp
- WW1 project of the village
- Members of the Heritage Group, Elaine Davidson & Blair Urquhart visited Tomintoul late last year
- Archaeological Investigations of escape tunnels at Cultybraggan Camp
- Continuing Hands on History for Schools beginning in May
- 3D model of Cultybraggan Camp
- Continuing our support of the Self-Catering project at the Camp
- Planning for further Heritage developments at Cultybraggan Camp
- Creating a Remembrance Garden
- Audio tour of the Camp
- Guided tour of Comrie on a phone app
If you or anyone you know would like to come and do something with us or if you have an idea you would like to suggest, if you would like to come along to meet us, if you would like to get involved in any way at all and if you have an interest in the Heritage of Comrie – please contact us at email@example.com
We would like to say thank you to our continuous supporters: Robert Ballantyne, KGS, SMVG
Our plans for research around our collective stories from the past and the future and to be an economically sustainable community resource. Exhibitions will be diverse, covering the historical value of Cultybraggan Camp as a purpose-built WWII Prisoner of War; the rich social and physical heritage of Comrie village; the relationship between Comrie community and Cultybraggan Camp through time; the environmental work of Comrie Development Trust and how sustainable living today can learn from the past.
Much of the current information has been collected by the The Local History Group, whose publication ‘Camp 21’ provides a concise and informative history of Cultybraggan Camp. We hope to expand upon this to include stories and sites from the village and its surroundings. Locals and visitors are encouraged to get in touch to share their stories or knowledge with the working group. Little bits of village history, folklore or family trees could well lead to new ways of understanding and presenting Comrie’s heritage so please get in touch.
Information about the group and its projects will be included in CDT’s bulletins and newsletters and is also promoted on Cultybraggan Camp’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CultybragganCamp. If you require any further information or want to get involved in the group or a specific project, please feel free to get in touch using the Facebook page or through the CDT Office on 01764 670769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are completely open to all comments, criticisms and suggestions and rely on your input and support to keep our work on track so please get in touch if you have anything to say!