SHE’S the Australian pop princess who reduced Glastonbury to tears just two weeks ago with an emotional performance. Now Kylie Minogue is spinning her way to Scotland to perform two historic gigs at Edinburgh Castle.

It’s not the first time she’s played a gig in Edinburgh, is it?

No. First time at the castle, though. Back in 2003, she was one of the stars who took to the stage at that year's MTV Europe Music Awards, held at Ocean Terminal, where she performed her track, Slow. And even earlier, back in 1991, she took her Let’s Get To It Tour to Edinburgh Playhouse.

Will there be tears this time?

Hopefully not. Emotions were high on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury on June 30 because of the poignancy of the moment, coming 14 years after she had to pull out from performing there due to her cancer diagnosis. Excitement is high for the Scots shows – tickets for Sunday’s concert sold out in 15 minutes and a second date on Monday was quickly added.

Is Kylie on tour?

Kylie Summer 2019 is an outdoor festival tour, featuring 15 shows throughout Europe, ending with a performance at Brighton and Hove Pride on August 3. The gigs are in support of her fourth major greatest hits album, Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection.

And if you step back in time…?

You find that it’s a momentous 30 years since some of her classic hits – and this can make people of a certain age feel quite old. Kylie’s second studio album, Enjoy Yourself, topped the charts in October 1989, spawning such chart-toppers as I Wouldn’t Change A Thing and Hand on Your Heart. Now 51, she has sold around 80 million records worldwide.

Is it true she bought sweeties in Ballater?

Although she is now happily ensconced with GQ creative director Paul Solomons, Kylie previously enjoyed holidaying in Scotland with former flame, actor Joshua Sasse. The Melbourne-born singer turned heads when she popped into Dee Valley Confectioners in the Aberdeenshire town during the 2016 festive season, purchasing two bags of goodies. And for one fan, it was a case of I Should Be So Lucky. When details of her shopping trip emerged, Dean Matthew Morrice wrote on social media: “I was just there yesterday!”

She sells make-up?

Kylie famously sings “They call me the wild Rose,” in her Where the Wild Roses Grow duet with Nick Cave, and now she sells Wild Rose lipstick in her online store for £15, which fans can use on their cheeks too “to create extra drama”. Now you too can look like a – rich – Australian pop star.

She’s appearing in the new Shaun the Sheep movie?

Not quite. It was announced last week that she has teamed up with indie rockers, The Vaccines, to create an original track, Lazy, for the new Shaun the Sheep film, Farmageddon, due to be released in October.

What next?

Kylie fans will be given a sneak peak into her life with a formative former flame when documentary Mystify: Michael Hutchence is released later this year. Previews at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April revealed Kylie had provided home videos of the pair when they were together in the early 1990s, none of which have been broadcast before.

Described as an "intimate portrait that uncovers the secret and mysterious side” of Hutchence, Kylie says of their romance: "[It] felt loving, yet sad, but was probably doomed”.

Will she keep spinning around?

She has no plans to retire, saying last year: “I feel like there’s so much to learn and to do.”