(The Legacy Committee, since March 2019, is an independent working group directly elected by Comrie Village)
Heinrich Steinmeyer was held as a German prisoner of war in Cultybraggan Camp towards the end of World War II. He directed in his Will that, after his death, “to express my gratitude to the people of Scotland for the kindness and generosity that I have experienced in Scotland during my imprisonment of war and hereafter”, all his possessions should be sold and that his “bequest is only intended for the people of Scotland, elderly people.” His Will said that his bequest “shall be given to the Comrie Development Trust which is a listed charity.”
In a broadcast BBC interview, Heinrich Steinmeyer made clear that his bequest was to be used within the Comrie area. He said, “Everything I owned will be sold and given to the people of Comrie because the Scots treated me as a human being.”
The Legacy Committee
Comrie Development Trust determined that decisions and deployment of the Steinmeyer bequest would best be managed in Comrie by a separate community group. The Legacy Committee was elected in November 2017 through a community vote to carry out that role, and also as a body, which could receive other donations and legacies.
Aims, Applications and Eligibility
Details are available of the eligibility criteria, which need to be met, and an application form, which needs to be completed and returned to the committee for a decision.
Minutes will appear after approval at the following meeting.