Earlier this month the Advertiser revealed that plans were underway to create a new arts complex in Midlothian.
The proposed development would be built at the National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange.
Midlothian Council has stressed that any project is at a very early stage and funding is still being sought.
What do you think of the proposals?
Do you think there should be a dedicated arts centre with theatre in Midlothian? Is enough being done to promote the arts locally?
Or is it a complete waste of money? Could funds be better used to improve other services across the county?
Take part in our online poll (right).
Email us your comments or let us know what you think, below.