2000: LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARDS - BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Best Actress in a Musical for 'Spend Spend Spend'.
2000: VARIETY CLUB AWARDS - BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Best Actress In A Musical for 'Spend Spend Spend'.
1997: LIVERPOOL ECHO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS - BEST ACTRESS IN THEATRE
Best Actress In Theatre for 'The 7 Ages of Woman'.
1984: SOCIETY OF WEST END THEATRE AWARDS - BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Society Of West End Theatres Award (now the Laurence Olivier Awards) for 'Blood Brothers'.
2023: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Outstanding Achievement Award at the Scottish Music Awards.
2016: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Outstanding Achievement Award at the Scots Trad Awards.
2016: OUTSTANDING SCOTTISH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Special award for 'Oustanding Scottish Achievement'.
2014: HONORARY DOCTOR OF MUSIC
Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Lincoln.
2012: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Sir Reo Stakis Pride of Scotland Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Tartan
2012: HONORARY DOCTOR OF MUSIC
Doctorate of Music (honoris causa) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
2010: HONORARY DOCTOR OF MUSIC
Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University.
2005: HONORARY FELLOWSHIP
Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool's John Moores University for 'services to music and the dramatic arts'.
2003: LIPA COMPANION
Barbara was made a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) by Sir Paul McCartney.
2001: ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Barbara was made an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year's Honours List for "Services To Music And Drama".
1999: HONORARY MASTERS DEGREE
Honorary Masters Degree from the University of Lincoln.
1985: SCOT OF THE YEAR
Voted 'Scot Of The Year' by readers of the 'Daily Record' newspaper.
1977: BEST FEMALE SINGER
'Best Female Singer' in the Scotstar Awards 1977, voted for by record companies and dealers.
1976: BEST NEW SINGER
Voted 'Best New Singer' by readers of 'The Sun' newspaper.