DD8 Music with its track record of organising popular music events wanted to take over the lease of a former Air Museum on the edge of Kirriemuir and create a
music recording studio. With help from LEADER, Angus Council and a lot of volunteer input and local trades people, the building has been radically upgraded.
The group now has soundproof premises with rehearsal room, recording room, kitchenette and toilet as well as recording equipment, a range of instruments for aspiring young musician to use and access to tuition. The premises are well booked and the recording facilities are used by bands and individuals to record mementos, teaching aids and demo discs. A sound engineer is also on hand when needed.
The new premises hosts regular sessions for young people and has been a platform for developing the group and its activities. DD8 has established good networks and partnerships with range of organisations and continue to promote local festivals and events such as Bon Scott, Live in the Den and Ska Fest as well as participating in Scottish Rural Network events.


DD8 Music

What We Did

Building has been radically upgraded

Watch the case study video from Scottish Rural Network

How The Project Was Received

12 years ago there was nowhere other than schools or paid rehearsal space for young musicians. Having our own place and seeing so many musicians develop music and lifelong friendships has for me been the best part of DD8 Music.


I think it's pretty much the only platform of its kind in this area that allows young people to learn about music in a way that doesn't feel like you're tied to guitar or piano lessons.


Everyone involved is DD8 Music. Huge part of my life and hope others feel that too.


If I hadn’t come to DD8 then I probably would never have touched a bass guitar and I wouldn't be in the band I’m in now.