DUNFERMLINE's own Barbara Dickson is set to reach a career milestone with the release of her 25th studio album.

The award-winning singer's latest record, Time Is Going Faster, will come out on October 30 and features 10 tracks.

Three new songs feature as well as a cover of Gerry Rafferty's Look Over The Hill and a new version of Tell Me It’s Not True, from Willy Russell’s iconic musical, Blood Brothers.

“Time Is Going Faster has been over a year in the making and I am inordinately proud of it,” Dickson says.

“During the early years of my pop career in the late ’70s and ’80s, I was a reasonably prolific songwriter, but I haven’t really written for the best part of 30 years now.

"It’s something which I have gradually started to get back into and there are three new songs of mine on the album: Where Shadows Meet The Light, Goodnight, I’m Going Home and the title track.

"They have been really well-received and I can’t wait for people to hear them.

"I originally recorded Tell Me It’s Not True for the cast album of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers back in the ’80s but we have completely re-worked it for the new album and I’m delighted with the new arrangement."

Time Is Going Faster also includes covers of Good As Gone, originally recorded by the Incredible Sting Band, Hamish Henderson’s Ballad of the Speaking Heart, the beautiful Icelandic song Heyr Himna Smidur and new arrangements of traditional songs Barbara Allan and Lament of the Three Marys.

The album is now available to pre-order online and October 30 will also see the paperback release of Dickson’s updated autobiography, A Shirt Box Full of Songs, which will be available on her website.