People who live and work around Dumfries were today invited to join the Midsteeple Quarter Community Society and change the future of the town centre.
Started by the Stove Network the Midsteeple Quarter focuses on the idea of the community buying back its High Street.
The membership is free and members will have a say in future projects for the town.
The Midsteeple Quarter Project aims to take ownership of a group of disused buildings on Dumfries High Street.
They will refurbish them and steward them for the community as affordable enterprise space at street level and rent out good quality flats on the floors above.
Their plans are to start by re-developing the former Bakers Oven premises on Queensberry Square - subject to an Asset Transfer from the Council.