Body found in search for missing Borders singer Scott Hutchison

Police searching for missing Borders singer Scott Hutchison have found a body at Port Edgar on the Firth of Forth.

Friday, 11th May 2018, 8:49 am
Updated Friday, 11th May 2018, 9:10 am
Scott Hutchison on stage in Edinburgh in 2016.

The marina is not far from South Queensferry, where the Frightened Rabbit frontman, originally from Selkirk but latterly of Dennistoun in Glasgow, was last seen leaving a hotel in the early hours of Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Police in Edinburgh can confirm that the body of a man was found at Port Edgar near South Queensferry around 8.30pm on Thursday, May 10.

Chief Inspector Alan Carson, centre, with, from left, Neil, Grant, Marion and Ron Hutchison at the Dakota Hotel yesterday.

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“Formal identification has yet to take place, but the family of missing man Scott Hutchison have been informed.

“The family are requesting privacy at this sad time.”

The 36-year-old’s family – parents Ron and Marion and brothers Neil, 38, and Frightened Rabbit drummer Grant, 33 – had attended a police press conference just six hours earlier at the Dakota Hotel and to back a plea for potential witnesses to come forward.

Hutchison was last seen leaving the hotel at 1am on Wednesday after leaving a message on Twitter two hours earlier sparking concerns for his wellbeing.

It said: “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.

“I’m away now. Thanks.”

Frightened Rabbit, formed in Selkirk in 2003 but based in Glasgow since the year after, last played live in Glasgow in mid-March.

Their fifth and latest album, Painting of a Panic Attack, was a No 14 hit in 2016.

Its predecessor, Pedestrian Verse, was a No 9 hit in 2013.