THE Cultybraggan site is divided into quadrants, which are in various stages of development.
Centred on the new community allotments, this quadrant is well on its way to being established.
Comrie Allotment Association, which has a lease with the trust, runs the allotments. The trust has also donated the use of two Nissen huts to the association and Comrie in Colour, which is running classes for school children and adults with disabilities and learning difficulties.
The trust is working closely with an established local business to secure its tenancy of the refurbished central mess and is aiming for a move at the turn of the year. It is also working with a new local food business that is interested in taking a hut in the food quadrant.
The trust is progressing with the possibility of the bunker being used for data storage. While it looks like the physical structure of the bunker is suitable, the two big issues are the security of power supply and getting data in and out through the telecommunications network. If this option proves feasible, says the trust, the bunker has good income-generating potential.
The recently formed sports working group carried out a survey in the village to gauge interest in different sporting facilities. In the short term the group aims to site Portacabin changing rooms to get the playing fields up and running as soon as possible.
Through the Comrie Carbon Challenge, there may be the potential to locate eco businesses at the camp. These would include power generation through waste or woodchip, community composting and related business ideas.
The paths working group is looking for volunteers to help take forward the idea of creating an off-road path from the village to Cultybraggan.
The local history working group is about to publish its historical booklet about Cultybraggan, following extensive research and interviews. The next step will be to look at the potential for a museum and restoration of an area of the camp as a visitor attraction.