Cultybraggan Camp goes digital

Cultybraggan Camp is one of the last remaining and best preserved purpose-built WWII Prisoner of War camps in Britain.

The Comrie Development Trust are embarking on an exciting mission to attract more visitors to this important piece of heritage.

Audio Trails were commissioned to advise how visitors to one of Scotland’s hidden gems could connect to digital content regarding the history of Cultybraggan Camp; how that content can be delivered on site; and what stories should be told.

Today, the remaining Nissen Huts provide a physical link to the stories of the people that lived and worked at Cultybraggan: Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess was said to be held here, along with the Black patches (the most ardent Nazis). The camp also boasts it own ‘Great Escape’, and a murder or two.

Cultybraggan Camp from the air
Cultybraggan Camp from the air

The Interpretation Plan provides supporting evidence for a large HLF bid that will not only see the visitor offer increased, but a number of the camp’s huts converted to self catering accommodation.

“Audio Trails was contracted by the Comrie Development Trust to complete a feasibility study considering whether interactive mobile technology could be utilised for heritage interpretation at Cultybraggan Camp. The company was prompt, efficient and responded professionally to communications prior to, during and after the site visit. The site visit itself was comprehensive with the time being utilised to best effect and all concerned parties were consulted with appropriately.
The final report was clear, concise, well written with the right balance between technical language and general narrative so that it was clear to the Trust what was possible and how it would work in practice. The heritage group were confident in Audio Trails expertise, were happy with the final report and felt that the process was easy and enjoyable.”
Dr Ann Petrie, Comrie Heritage Group Member