CONCERN is growing to find the lead singer of band Frightened Rabbit.

Scott Hutchison, originally from Selkirk, was reported missing by his family during the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

Initial police inquiries have established that the 36-year-old, who formed the highly-successful band with brother Grant and school-friend Billy Kennedy, had visited the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry, before leaving the accommodation at around 1am.

Scott has not been seen since this time and concern is growing for his welfare.

Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to come forward.

Scott 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, white trainers.

Inspector Graeme Dignan from Drylaw Police Station in Edinburgh 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."

In a statement on the band's Facebook page, Frightened Rabbit 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.

"Please could Scott or anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact Police Scotland (101).

"We will post updates as and when we receive information."

Those with information can contact officers at Drylaw Police Station via 101 and quote incident 0082 of May 9.