And this weekend the public are being invited to look around Lovers Lane Studios in Rae Street, which was formerly St John’s School before becoming the base for the council’s planning department.
The Grade B listed building dating back to 1885 was placed on the market by Dumfries and Galloway Council, and is currently being turned into a space featuring state-of-the-art sound recording facilities, a band rehearsal space and a dance and fitness studio.
Studios 1 and 2 are run by producer Grant Henderson who has many years of experience running a recording studio from his home.
Moving to bigger and better premises will enable him to provide opportunities for local musicians and the community.
Hailing Saturday’s open day, Grant said: “If you are curious about what goes on here at Lovers Lane Studios this is your chance to find out.”
Studio 3 is a dance and fitness studio managed by fitness instructor Lucy Rose Donovan, who teaches a variety of dance and fitness classes including mind/body dance practice Nia and Hula Hoop Fit.
There will be short demos of various dance and fitness classes throughout the day along with a Hula Hoop play session.
Lucy is passionate about encouraging people to keep moving and stay healthy, and hopes the new studio will attract other dance and fitness instructors.
The open day runs Saturday February 27 from 3 pm to 7 pm.