ORGANISATION // First Love Music Ltd
PROJECT // Residential Recording Studio, Kirkibost
TOTAL PROJECT COST // £145,082.35
LEADER FUNDING PROVIDED // £71,552.15
This project will invest in the capital redevelopment of a former fish processing factory at Kirkibost Pier, converting it to a world-class recording studio - Black Bay Studio - aimed at the biggest artists and labels in the UK and beyond, in the breath taking location of Great Bernera on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The studio will tap into the top-end studio market through Black Bay’s strong and current connection to the music industry in London and the wider UK, and will attract artists from major labels to record chart topping albums.
The studio will be the only rural residential recording studio in Scotland that is focussed on bringing big named, leading artists to create here. It will build upon, and further establish, the island's reputation as a creative destination for music industry professionals, and will have reach to every corner of the music industry.
In addition to attracting artists from around the world, the studio will be perfectly placed to work with traditional, and traditionally inspired artists and Gaelic musicians on the island at a high level, and will enable the production of bigger scale projects of this type than are not currently possible on the Isle of Lewis, working with other existing facilities locally to enhance their offer.