The Open Day will kick off with an exciting re-enactment of the arrival of German PoWs in Comrie and the march that they undertook from the old Comrie Railway Station to Cultybraggan Camp.
Activities going on at the camp all day are suitable for all ages and will combine living history, talks and demonstrations on 1940s Comrie, PoWs and soldier lifestyles with information about the kinds of local groups who are using Cultybraggan on a daily basis as a place to grow food, do business and have fun!
Come along to find out more about the unique history of Cultybraggan Camp and to get involved in its future.
Schedule of Events:
11:00 Guided tours start at Camp – runs throughout the day
11:25 Scottish Military Vehicle parade leaves Laggan Park
11:30 POW March leaves Laggan Park
Vintage bus leaves behind POW March
runs throughout the day
12:00 POWs arrive & billeted in Hut 41 at Camp
12:30 Welcome from Dr Bushby and Dr Kellock
12:45 Break to explore and get refreshments
Cinema starts – CDT presentation followed by
13:30 A day in the life of a POW
14:00 Allied forces kit presentation
15:00 Brownies songs and games
15:30 Short service at the Chapel by Rev. Graham McWilliams
15:45 Comrie Pipe Band
16:00 Closing ceremony
Static / ongoing events:
Local groups displays/stalls
Orchard Land Army & vintage tractor
Make do & mend demo
Memorabilia display & exhibition