Hopes site will at­tract more events

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

Cul­ty­brag­gan was first used as a pris­oner of war camp dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, be­fore it was taken over by the Min­istry of De­fence to train sol­diers.

In 2007 it was bought by Com­rie De­vel­op­ment Trust amid fears it would be de­mol­ished to make way for hous­ing.

Now, the last re­main­ing pris­oner of war camp in Scot­land hosts a vis­i­tor cen­tre, her­itage trail, com­mu­nity or­chard and is home to a num­ber of busi­nesses.

Nis­sen huts have been hired out to cheese­mak­ers, bak­ers, pot­ters, a her­bal­ist and a gym.

The huts can also be hired out for so­cial events and func­tions, while the site’s green space is the start and fin­ish point for the pop­u­lar Strat­hearn Marathon and hosts the Vin­tage Mo­tor­cy­cle Club’s S&T Rally.

It is hoped more films and TV shows will be at­tracted to Cul­ty­brag­gan in 2019.

Phil Mestecky, her­itage and events man­ager, said: “We are keen to at­tract a whole range of events and we are de­lighted Freak Films chose to film here. It’s a re­ally ver­sa­tile lo­ca­tion with a play­ing field, green space and the huts so we’re hop­ing to at­tract more pro­duc­tion crews soon.”

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