Signs looking good for new DD8 premises

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DD8 Music in Kirriemuir has taken the latest step towards opening its Bellies Brae facility with the erection of an eye-catching new sign.

The group, most famous for organising the Live in the Den and Bon Scott festivals, plan to turn the former aviation museum building into a fully functioning recording studio and practice space.

The organisation’s chairman Graham Galloway hopes to complete the project soon.

“We’ve had the building for about a year and slowly but surely we’ve been getting there and we hope to be up and running by March,” he said.

“There will be facilities for recording, with a professional recording desk and computer or if anyone wants to use it as a rehearsal space as well.

“If anyone else who has ideas about how they would like to use the space musically then we’d love it if they could come forward as well.

“We will be open for anyone in the community to use.”

It is hoped that the facility will encourage young people to get involved with music.

The refurbishment of the building is partially complete but Graham hopes to open the doors by March.

Before they can do so they need to soundproof the walls of the recording studio.

This is done with wool carpet attached to the wall and the group is appealing to anyone who would be able to help them with this process to get in touch.

The group can be contacted via their website –