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Cultybraggan Camp


3721_25775_005-000-012-876-R_2016-01-25_14-13-46On Scran we recently gathered together all our content relating to Cultybraggan. Today over 80 of the original 100 Nissen huts remain alongside and other structures at Cultybraggan Camp, near Comrie in Perthshire. They have changed little since their construction in 1941, although the gable ends were once made from wood. Several of the huts are now listed as being of national significance.

The site was initially created during World War Two as a German prisoner of war camp. Known as P.O.W. camp number 21, it housed 4000 category ‘A’ prisoners, including Nazi officers. Subsequently, it has been an army training camp and also housed a Royal Observer Corps post through the Cold War.


In 2007, Cultybraggan Camp was sold by the Ministry of Defence to the Comrie Development Trust. The 13.8 hectare site also includes sports fields, the last nuclear bunker built in the U.K., a small arms firing range, allotments and a visitor exhibition centre.

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