Dunfermline's own Barbara Dickson has announced her farewell tour.

The famed singer-songwriter, musician and actress will get behind the mic for her final dates in February 2024.

After a musical odyssey of five decades, Barbara has decided to bid a fond farewell to her loyal fans with a string of concerts with her much loved and exceptionally talented band.

She said: “I played my first headline tour with full band in 1977. Now, for 2024, I’ve decided to make this one my last.

"A memorable occasion and a suitable celebration is required. Come and help us make this tour the most special of all.”

Dunfermline Press: I know that face so well. Barbara Dickson features on Dunfermline museum's 'Wall of Famous Faces'. I know that face so well. Barbara Dickson features on Dunfermline museum's 'Wall of Famous Faces'. (Image: Newsquest)

Barbara lived in Rosyth and went to Camdean Primary School before the family moved to Dunfermline.

She attended Pitcorthie Primary and then Woodmill High, leaving for Edinburgh aged 17 to work in an office during the day and sing her heart out at music sessions around town at night.

Emerging from the Scottish folk revival of the 1960s, along with her pal Billy Connolly, she embarked on a successful solo career in the 1970s and 1980s with hits including ‘Answer Me’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, and ‘The Caravan Song’.

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Throughout her career, Barbara has achieved countless accolades and has left an indelible mark on the music world and on the world of drama, earning two Olivier Award for her roles in ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Spend Spend Spend’.

She was also awarded an OBE from Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 for services to music and drama.

Barbara's ability to effortlessly blend a range of genres, including folk, pop and rock, has earned her a legion of fans and critical acclaim.

In that time she became the biggest selling Scottish female album artist of all time, selling over 15 million albums.

As an actress, she has appeared in the award-winning theatre productions, ‘John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert’, ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Spend, Spend, Spend’. She was the original Mrs Johnstone and Willy Russell’s muse.

Barbara has always been "proud of my roots" and is one of the 'famous faces' on the wall in Dunfermline's museum. She also played a benefit gig for Dunfermline Athletic in their hour of need when they were in financial trouble. 

In a previous Press interview she spoke about her love for her home city and said: "I have a great affection with the area.

"I always feel there's a connection between me and the people here, especially of a certain age. I know a lot of younger people won't know who on earth I am but that doesn't matter to me, as that's not my audience.

"Those who come and see me, in the main, have a great connection to me and it's so lovely.

"I'm a local girl with an ordinary background that's managed to do something extraordinary. I appreciate Dunfermline for what it taught me and I think the people appreciate me for what I've done.

"I'm very proud of my roots."

Dunfermline Press: Barbara Dickson appeared on BBC TV's The Real Marigold Hotel in 2020. Photo: BBC.Barbara Dickson appeared on BBC TV's The Real Marigold Hotel in 2020. Photo: BBC. (Image: BBC)

The farewell shows will allow fans to see and hear Barbara perform a wonderful range of material, drawing on her folk roots as well as performing globally known hits.

Tour dates:

11 February Edinburgh Festival Theatre

12 February Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

13 February Inverness Eden Court

16 February Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

17 February Gateshead Sage

18 February Halifax Victoria Theatre

20 February Birmingham Town Hall

21 February Milton Keynes The Stables

22 February London Cadogan Hall

24 February Manchester Bridgewater Hall