A TRIBUTE show in memory of a much-loved Lochgelly comedian is to take place in the town this weekend.

The sold out show, in Torley's function suite on Sunday afternoon, will remember Bert Allan who passed away last summer at the age of 79.

The event has been organised by Bert's cousin, Bobby Dee, who also followed his relative's footsteps into the world of entertainment.

He will take part in the show along with a string of local musical acts.

"I am also a stand up comedian and I have been on the circuit for about 53 years," he said. "Bert is my cousin. He started about eight years before me.

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"Bert has done so many things for so many people. He performed all over the world and I decided to do something special.

"The show will be all local acts that Bert has worked with over the last 40 years. They wanted to show their appreciation to Bert.

"I am the only comedian who will be there. I will be holding the show together – it will be Bert's day."

Bert, known as the ‘Laird of Steelend’ to many when he took to the stage, spent four decades as a full-time entertainer, and was a popular figure all over the UK and abroad.

A resident of Lochgelly for many, many years, Bert was born and brought up in Steelend, and became a miner, and while working in the pits, he sang and told jokes at weekends.

After being invalided out of the coal industry, he spent a time as an NHS driver at the Gordon Cottage Child Development Centre, in Kelty, where he first met his wife to be Sheena, who worked there at the time.

They couple went on to have two sons, David and Stewart, and four grandchildren.

Bert had decided to become a full-time entertainer in 1982, and became a much sought after comedian in clubland, and appeared in every part of the UK before being asked to entertain in Europe and the United States.

He loved helping local good causes and performed at untold charity events, and his work saw him awarded the British Empire Medal in 2013, and was chosen as Lochgelly’s Citizen of the Year in 2014.