CultyBraggan Camp

CultyBraggan Camp

CultyBraggan German P. O. W. Camp, Scotland from the Air. St Fillans, United Kingdom Cultybraggan Camp, near Comrie, Perthshire is the last remaining WWII high security Prisoner of War (POW) Camp in the UK. Named PoW Camp No 21, it was built in 1941 to house 4,000 Category A prisoners.Cultybraggan Camp was purchased by Comrie Development Trust (CDT), on behalf of the village, in 2007 using community right to buy legislation. Cultybraggan has been assessed by Historic Scotland as a unique heritage asset of international value. The Camp comprises a large site of 13.8 hectares including some 80 nissen huts, sports fields, the last nuclear bunker built in the U.K. and a small arms firing range. A small exhibition centre is open to visitors daily and Heritage Tours are run on the first Sunday of every month from 11am with the last tour leaving at 3pm. Built in 1941, PoW camp No 21 at Cultybraggan was designed to hold some 4,000 Category A prisoners. Considered to be the toughest, most committed and fanatical Nazi PoWs, these men had been classified as 'Black' by the British authorities. Many had been captured from the SS and the Afrika Corps. The camp had five separate compounds; one each for the Army, Navy, Air Force and SS prisoners, and one for officers. There was an associated camp two miles away at Cowden, now a housing development in Comrie. (Wikipedia) www.visitscotland.com

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