Perth and Kinross Scouts
A lot has been happening up at Craggan. The camp site however very much remains as a natural wooded area and is just ideal for outdoor activities, backwoods shelters, cooking on wood fires - in fact, just ideal for Scouting and Guiding. However, we have renewed the buildings and the refurbished site was formally opened on 22 May 2011.
Patrol Camps - Plenty of wood -
Pioneering at a summer camp - The new buildings being opened -
still plenty to do so if you can spare a few hours please discuss the options
with Ian Ogilvy or Adrian Sims - and even better if you have some Scouts,
Guides or Explorer Scouts to help as well.
The current details in the camp site booklet are -
It is hoped that, should you choose to camp at Craggan, you will have an enjoyable time, and that the weather will be kind. The following information may be of help -
CRAGGAN is a large, sheltered campsite located in a remote glen
lying between the Braco – Comrie road
(B827) and the Muthill – Crieff road (A822).
(O.S. Sheet 57, Grid Ref 808173) Direction map attached. Coming from Muthill, the camp site is just over the crest after passing the road to Dunruchan Farm on the left side of the road.
ACCESS - There is a hard surface (now grass covered) car park just
inside the gate for cars and light vans only. Not suitable for busses or heavy
FACILITIES - There are three huts on site: a small storage hut, a kitchen/night toilet hut (5m x 3m) containing two small Calor gas cookers and plenty of cooking utensils, and a large hut (10m x 5m) for storage and wet weather shelter. Equipment is available by arrangement for 4 patrols and their leaders, or for 36 people Group camping. Extra equipment may be brought if required, as the site is large enough for 50+ campers. 12 volt electric lighting is supplied in the kitchen and large huts, but if additional lighting is required it must be battery powered as no flame lights are permitted in any of the huts. A gas fridge-freezer may be available on request.
WATER - There are two water taps providing drinking water on site, with filters in the water supply line to remove solid articles. The water is also passed through an Ultra Violet system and is therefore safe to drink without further treatment.
FIREWOOD - There is more than adequate dead wood lying around on the fringes of the site and in the adjoining wood.
LATRINES are chemical toilets. Elsan fluid is provided. There is a wooden toilet block to house four of these. There is a water tap beside the block for recharging the toilets.
CHARGES - The charge for the site is £2.00 per person per night payable on collection of the keys. If you bring your own camping equipment the cost is £1.50 per person per night. (Charges subject to review annually)
SHOPPING - There is a small village shop for groceries etc. in Muthill, and larger supermarkets in Crieff. Milk cannot be delivered to the site, but D&D Dairies, Brioch Road, Crieff (01764 654271) will take orders and arrange a suitable collection point. Tesco and Asda do deliveries to the site.
MINIBUS HIRE is available in Muthill.
ACTIVITIES include hill walking (to be pre-arranged with the Estate); swimming available in Crieff and at Crieff Hydro (by arrangement); pony trekking at Crieff Hydro; visits to Auchingarroch Wildlife Centre, which is only a few miles along the road.
(PLEASE NOTE THAT PROVISIONAL BOOKINGS WILL ONLY BE HELD FOR SEVEN DAYS) - to book please email Ian & Kathleen Ogilvy - email@example.com