PoW Camp 618 Inveraray

Inveraray is an interesting site being the location of a Castle and the large presence of troops during the war. A look at the Scottish Youth Hostel in the village is well worth it as it is built on the foundations of a large NAFFI site that supported the troop presence. The site identified as the PoW Camp is that of the Stables, Market Garden and Servant quarters located a few hundred meters North of the Castle. There are hints that their may have been some military huts on the estate.


Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.


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July 2021


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Inveraray is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland that during the 2nd World War was the center of a large logging camp and training areas as well as PoW Camp 618 Inveraray.

As pointed out by Malcolm Sander’s there is little known about this camp with its reported location being known as Malt Land a photograph of this is shown in the headline image. On visiting this site and area it is obvious that Malt Land was built in support of Inveraray Castle with the layout of the buildings indicating usage as a stables and possible servants accommodation This site also includes a large private greenhouse and poly tunnels.

Having now visited many sites my ASSUMPTION is that the camp may have been located where the poly tunnels are now located or within the older stables block or huts now removed.

As a secondary interest and note although no trace of the PoW camp is obvious a part of the larger military sites has remained as the local Scottish Youth Hostel that used to be part of a large NAAFI complex. The original hut bases may be seen on the site with the Hostel its self in a new hut sitting on an original base.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 618 Inveraray