A memorial bench created in memory of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison was unveiled in his hometown of Selkirk, Scotland over the weekend. The bench was built by three young carpenters using crowdfunding money left over from a different bench that was constructed in Kelvingrove Park in 2019, according to a post on the band’s Instagram page. “This beautiful piece will sit at the loch side in Selkirk for family, friends and fans to find a moment of peace,” the caption reads. The bench is inscribed with the words “While I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to earth,” a lyric taken from the Frightened Rabbit track ‘Head Roll Off’.
Ade Cartwright, the organizer of the bench fundraiser, said in a statement: “This bench is for all those out there who have been touched by Scott’s lyrics and music, his humour and humanity. It’s a place to put the headphones on and listen to his music and take a deep breath of fresh air, a place to sit down and have a good catch-up with friends, a place to celebrate Scott’s life and what he means to all of us. Also to just rest your weary legs, it’s a fair trek!”
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