Here's a brief glimpse at some of Cultybraggan Camp's 2022 highlights:
The new museum opened in April with new audio-visuals and has since enjoyed great feedback. Connections were made with families of former PoWs and new artefacts have been donated for display, including two Second World War era motorbikes. Several schools enjoyed the Cultybraggan Experience and clubs enjoyed guided tours.
In May, author Ainslie Hepburn gave an excellent talk about Herbert Sulzbach and she and her husband were also the first people to stay in one of the self-catering units. The units opened in July and proved instantly popular.
Camp 21 Cafe was opened in August thanks to the hard work of volunteers.
Heritage volunteers met with Comrie's oldest resident, Billy Gardiner, to catalogue his vast collection of photographs, books and documents relating to Comrie history. Mr Gardiner has now sadly passed and generously donated his collection to CDT. Another keen historian, Peter MacNaughton, has also passed to us a large collection to form the basis of a Comrie museum at the camp.
The Woodland Group finished planting trees in the new community woodland. They also built a shelter and picnic benches, cleared paths and created ponds.
Various events drew crowds to the camp including the Vintage Motorbike Rally, the Strathearn Marathon, Doors Open Days and Craft Fair with SMVG and the Orchard Group's Apple Day. The Haunted Jailblock spooked our visitors in October.
A huge thank you to all our volunteers for making events possible, manning the museum, leading school visits and running guided tours.