Also perhaps as good a time to drop a reminder to anyone reading going through something similar to please search out someone or an organisation to talk to. Couple of great mental health support threads on the social boards here too
BBC report says he left this hotel at 1am but is now believed to be in Edinburgh so probably best not to jump to any conclusions
He was seen leaving the Dakota hotel (right next to the forth rail bridge)and is seen captured on their cctv leaving through reception, but no sightings since then. The bbc report isn’t exactly factual- in their defence, I think they are trying to stress that he’s from Glasgow but has gone missing in (or more correctly: near) Edinburgh.
This is so sad and worrying, especially given the location. Really hope he’s just having a bit of time out somewhere safe.
As Cameron says upthread, if anybody is reading this and feeling similar thoughts, please do reach out to somebody. Things are rarely as bad as they seem and talking can sometimes make all the difference. From the Samaritans website-
Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123.
We’re here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don’t have to be suicidal to call us.
Fuck. Really hope he’s OK. Fucking hell.
hope he turns up and can get through what he’s going through
feeling like I need to try and be more supportive of all the other people I know who are struggling. so important that we all have people we can talk to.
This is horrible. Lovely bloke, honest band, who made it without compromise.
Just spotted a post on Instragram from Grant (Scott’s brother), looks like he’s left his phone - and I assume, other belongings - behind as the phone is now with the police.
Desperately hope he’s ok, and that he turns up safe.
devastating stuff. cant even imagine what his family and friends must be going through
If anyone needs a stranger to talk to, speak to CALM
Hey man. Prove us wrong xx
found Grant’s ‘Has anyone seen my brother/bandmate/best friend?’ line really sad
Urgh - feel relief and then dismay each time this thread is bumped. Going to bed on positive thoughts though - and echo all up-thread:
Please talk to someone if you feel shit.
Saw this this morning. Awful. Can’t shake the feeling of dread, hope he turns up safe and well.
This is so desperately sad. Really hope he’s found and can get any help he needs.
Is there no way the Police can harness the massive outpouring of concern from fans into some kind of practical help? Like search parties or whatever? I would drive up from Manchester this weekend if that were the case.
I’m guessing* there must be some sort of protocol for them to go through before they engage a mass search? Usually it’s 48hrs before they even report a person missing isn’t it? And they reported this one within 12, maybe to harness the outpouring of concern that you mentioned as soon as possible.
(*I really know nothing about this subject.)
you don’t need to wait even 24 hours in scotland if you want to report someone as missing, particularly if you have reason to be concerned for someone’s wellbeing (for example if they have a history of mental health issues etc) it’s probably a good idea to do it ASAP
Did not know this, cheers Fitz. Makes sense.