A835 700m East of Mains of Brahan, Mayburgh, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty
DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report
This site appears to be a transport and forestry company with a few original buildings mixed with newer structures and a transport trailer loading facility between the surviving site and the main road.
I arrived at the location on a weekend and was unable to locate and contact the site owners to arrange site access thus my images are limited to a few drone shots.
From Secret Scotland Website, PoW Camp Summary WWII:
- Was situated about four miles south west of Dingwall, north of Inverness on the east coast.
- The castle was built by the Mackenzies in the 17th century but was demolished in 1953.
- Originally built as a Training Camp for the Canadian Army, its timber huts housed first Italian, then German PoWs.
- A few buildings are reported to remain, but in poor condition.
- A nearby beech tree is said to have an Italian name followed by the letters PoW carved into it.
Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 109 Brahan Castle
Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew:
FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47