The piece of artwork will eventually take pride of place outside the planned Futures Centre at Cultybraggan Camp.
A spokesperson for the Local History Group explained: “1941/42 saw the building and completion of Camp 21 Cultybraggan as a prisoner of war camp for captured German soldiers. Since then it has been part of village life giving some work locally and even offering shelter should nuclear war have broken out during the ‘cold war’ period.
“The Comrie Development Trust has done much through the Local History Group to research the area. The group’s booklet ‘Camp 21 Cultybraggan - a History’ recounts the stories and times both of the POWs and their guards, many of whom have returned on pilgrimage, especially since the village bought the camp in 2007.
“Now an exciting project to pull together all the strands of camp history with village history is underway with the hope of establishing a ‘Back to the Future’ centre containing a museum of past Comrie life and also its projects for the future.
“Through the generosity of a CDT Foundation member, a superb standing stone has been prepared which will commemorate these 70 years and proudly stand in front of the new building on the site of the old camp jail. Its verse tells of Comrie life through the ages.”
The stone, which has been sponsored by Kelvin Top Set, is inscribed with a specially written verse about Comrie by Alan McGillivary, one of Scotland’s foremost poets. It was cut into the stone by local artisan Robbie Schneider.
Comrie Foundation patron Joan Carmichael said: “We saw the stone when it was just a slate and it is amazing to see it transformed. When I first saw it, the hairs on the back of my neck rose. It certainly has a presence.
“The words encapsulate the spirit of the camp and the people of the area - from a historic point of view, and with regards to the formation of Comrie, to the present time. Even the way the words have been placed on the stone is significant.”
It will be a while before the new stone is put in place but meantime it can be viewed at the CDT office in Drummond Street on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesdays.