A former German Waffen SS soldier who was captured during the Second World War has left almost £400,000 to a Scottish village for the kindness he was shown as a prisoner of war. 
Heinrich Steinmeyer was captured in France as a 19-year-old and brought to Cultybraggan camp near Comrie, Perthshire, where he was held captive. 
The widower, who had no children, died two years ago aged 90, leaving £384,000 to the village after being shown “unexpected kindness” by the villagers and making lasting friendships.
“I would like to express my gratitude to the people of Scotland for the kindness and generosity that I have experienced in Scotland during my imprisonment of war and hereafter,” he wrote in his will, according to ITV. 
His wish will now be recognised and the money has been gifted to the village’s local community trust to be spent on development for the elderly in the area, as per Mr Steinmeyer’s …