Dumfries used to be a vibrant market town with plenty of shops and a bustling town centre.
Today, the picture is a very different one.
Shops that have been based in the town centre for years have closed and, as a result, more and more shops are lying empty.
I have launched this campaign to get your views on what you think needs to happen to encourage more businesses to open in Dumfries and more people to visit the town centre.
Everyone has their own ideas and I want to hear them.
Thank you for taking the time to complete my survey.
Responses to be submitted by Friday 7th September.