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Concern for missing Indie band member

May 8, 2018
Frightened Rabbit singer Scott HutchisonImage copyrightPolice Scotland

The lead singer of indie band Frightened Rabbit has been reported missing amid concerns for his welfare.

Scott Hutchison, 36, has not been seen since he left the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry at 01:00 on Wednesday.

The musician, originally from Selkirk in the Scottish Borders but currently based in Glasgow’s Dennistoun, is now believed to be in Edinburgh.

Concern for missing Indie band memberConcern for missing Indie band member

His family reported him missing and police in the city are appealing for information on his whereabouts.

A message on the band’s official Twitter page said he may be “fragile.”

It said: “We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now. He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now.”

Skip Twitter post by @FRabbits

We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now. He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now. Please could Scott or anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact Police Scotland (101).

— Frightened Rabbit (@FRabbits) May 9, 2018

End of Twitter post by @FRabbits

‘Worrying tweets’

It comes after “worrying” tweets were sent by Scott shortly before he was last seen.

At about 23:00 on Tuesday he wrote: “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.”

Minutes later he added: “I’m away now. Thanks.”

Skip Twitter post by @owljohn

Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.

— Scott Hutchison (@owljohn) May 8, 2018

End of Twitter post by @owljohn

Skip Twitter post 2 by @owljohn

I’m away now. Thanks.

— Scott Hutchison (@owljohn) May 8, 2018

End of Twitter post 2 by @owljohn

The tweets received messages of support for Scott, including one from Edith Bowman, who wrote: “You ok fella? Sending love and a shoulder if you need it.”

Image copyrightPolice Scotland
Image caption Scott Hutchison was last seen after visiting the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry

Insp Graeme Dignan said: “We are keen to locate Scott as soon as possible to ensure he is safe and well and would urge anyone who can assist with our ongoing inquiries to come forward.

“If you believe you have seen him since the early hours of Wednesday morning or know where he currently is, then please contact police immediately.

“I’d also urge Scott to get in touch with family, friends or with police, to let us know he is alright.”

CCTV shows Scott at the Dakota Hotel, where he visited before he disappeared.

He is described as white, 6ft tall with a stocky build, dark hair and a thick beard.

He was last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, navy blue hooded jacket, grey or khaki trousers and white trainers.

Frightened Rabbit was originally formed with Scott on vocals and guitar and brother Grant on drums.

New album

The lineup changed with the addition of Billy Kennedy, Andy Monaghan, Simon Liddell and former band member Gordon Skene, who left in 2014 after five years.

They released their debut album Sing the Greys in 2006, and went on to release four more albums.

Scott also released a solo record called Owl John.

Scott and Grant had recently formed a new band called Mastersystem, joining forces with Justin and James Lockey from Editors and Minor Victories.

Their debut album, Dance Music, was released last month.

Scott had also hinted at a sixth Frightened Rabbit album being released before the end of the year, saying they had five or six songs that were coming together.

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