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Community completes camp buy-out
Cultybraggan campsite
The villagers still have not decided what to do with the site
Residents of a Perthshire village have become the owners of a former prisoner of war and Army camp.

Comrie has bought the Cultybraggan camp site from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for 350,000.

The "historic" sale was facilitated by right-to-buy legislation, and was completed on Friday.

Residents have still to decide what to do with the 90-acre site, which was used to house up to 4,000 prisoners during World War II.

Chair of the Comrie Development Trust Cathy Tilbrook said the land would be developed with future generations in mind.

She said: "This is a very exciting day for Comrie.

"Owning this land gives us complete control over a very important asset and an opportunity to develop the site in the way the community wants.

"This is just the start of a very important process and we want everyone to play their part in ensuring that Cultybraggan brings great benefits for Comrie."

Hitler's deputy, Rudolph Hess, was held at Cultybraggan for one night after his plane crash-landed in Scotland.


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