THE Tiny Changes charity, set up in memory of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison from Selkirk, is set to benefit from the proceeds of a new song.

Orienteering written by former Bluebells’ star Ken McCluskey and Brian Docherty from The Wayne Devro Set premiered on Thursday, December 30.

And all proceeds received during the first month will go to the charity.

McCluskey, who is now a lecturer on the music business at Glasgow Kelvin College (formerly Stow College), was introduced to the music of Frightened Rabbit by his students.

He told us: “Orienteering came about as an online conversation during the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic where they shared experiences which brought about the idea of a young person asking questions about a future in an ever-changing industry in an uncertain world, where it is very easy to find themselves not only isolated and confused, but having doubts over any skill and potential they have, leading to possible anxiety and disillusionment.

“It is not one person’s experience, but a collage of different experiences woven into a song. It asks for direction and has been written from the perspective of the frustrated individual being sent from pillar to post dealing with overstretched social services and maybe the need for us to display more empathy to help others less fortunate in times of strife.”

Brian and Ken have a wealth of experience in music education have been working together on Docken Leaf, a music project thought up and developed over the years.

The recording of Orienteering was developed from Brian’s home studio with further recording and mixing by Roddy Mcilwraith at The Barne Studios, Duntocher. There were additional musical contributions from friends John McCusker, Lavinia Blackwell (Trembling Bells), and Marco Rea (The Wellgreen, Stilton).

The video was shot and directed by photographer Brian Sweeney and Fabio Rebelo Paiva.

Tiny Changes was formed following singer Scott Hutchison's death in 2018.

His impact was far reaching and felt by many people and through his music and art he made many thousands of tiny changes and encouraged other people around the world to do the same.

The honesty of his lyrics and openness about his own mental health inspired people in all walks of life.

The charity aims to raise awareness about children and young people’s mental health issues and to provide a voice to children and young people who have been affected by mental health issues to influence mental health policy and practice.

Donations can be made at