POP rocker KT Tunstall will return to her roots in January with a string of one-off charity gigs around Scotland in celebration of the countdown to Lidl’s 100th store.

The week-long Lidl Live tour will see the singer perform to thousands of fans around Scotland, taking in Aberdeen, Ayr and Highland town, Strathpeffer, before the grand finale show in Edinburgh on Burn’s Night.

The tour of music and food will also feature visits to stores, local schools and Lidl’s Scottish suppliers before Tunstall officially opens the 100th store – in a location which has not been revealed yet – on January 25.

Tunstall said: “I’m delighted to be teaming up with Lidl for a very Scottish week of music, food and fun. There is a powerful place where our mutual interests meet; supporting local suppliers, looking after the environment, and raising important funds for children’s charities in Scotland.

“When I decided to start cooking for myself on tour, it turned into ‘KT’s Kitchen’ – a mad-dash online cooking show with friends where I prepare very simple, quick, healthy and delicious food backstage.

“The upcoming tour will involve live performances, backstage KT’s Kitchen cook offs, school visits, trips to see local producers and a lot of laughs with myself and the band girls along the way.”

Ross Millar, regional director for Lidl in Scotland said “We are proud to serve Scottish communities and champion the quality produce of our regional suppliers and we can think of no better way to celebrate our 100th store in Scotland than with an exciting foodie-themed tour of the country with national treasure, KT Tunstall.”

Celebrating its 25-year anniversary in the Scotland this year, Lidl has built a network of 60 Scottish suppliers creating more than 430 Scotland-made products for its stores.

Tickets for the exclusive charity gigs will go on sale on Eventbrite at 9am on November 30 for a charitable donation of £7.50.

The full ticket price, as well as profits from the sale of drinks at the events, will be donated to Lidl’s long-standing charity partner, STV Children’s Appeal, which helps children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.