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A retiring rock star is planning a new life for himself and his wife on the Isle of Berneray.

Derek Dick, better known as the solo artist and former Marillion frontman Fish, visited Berneray last September with his German-born wife, Simone.

And it has now emerged he is upping sticks for a new life in the Outer Hebrides.

They currently live in Haddington, East Lothian. He is a keen gardener, host of the award-winning Fish on Friday, a Facebook live-stream, and is planning to retire.

It is understood the couple’s farmhouse in Haddington is now up for sale.

Marillion’s first album, Script for a jester’s tear, was released 40 years ago on March 14, 1983.

He was the band’s singer and lyricist for seven years before they parted company and Fish embarked on a successful solo career.

During his time with Marillion, the progressive rock band scored 11 UK Top 40 singles.

Three, including Marillion’s biggest hit Kayleigh, made the Top Ten. Marillion had five Top Ten albums during the Fish-era, including a number one with Misplaced Childhood.

After going solo, he was able to explore more widely musically and developed an interest in traditional folk.

He had five solo Top 40 singles and a Top Ten album.

He also turned his hand to acting and appeared in several major productions, including The Bill, Rebus, and Taggart.