POPULAR singer-songwriter Gavin Blackie has launched a charity single ahead of the release of his new album 1983.

Proceeds from the track Wings will help support the work of St Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh which has a special place in Gavin’s heart.

The artist recently witnessed the amazing work they do and Gavin was so impressed and humbled by the experience he decided to try and raise some funds doing what he does best – singing.

He said: “Having seen how vital this place is to helping patients and their families through the toughest and saddest point in their lives, I had to try and do something – even if it’s not much, every little helps.

"I can only hope people who might have been through this experience and seen the value of St Columba’s, will buy the single…I also hope they like the song too!”

St Columba’s Hospice representatives have also been invited to come along to his next concert to collect donations on the night.

Gavin will take to the stage at Church Hill Theatre on Mother’s Day for a one-night performance with a little help from Scottish songstress Carrie Mac and X Factor’s Nicole Caldwell.

He will be performing tracks from the new album as well as some classic covers and fan favourites which have seen his music career blossom since winning a local competition, Edinburgh’s Got Talent, back in 2010 and now has a loyal following across Scotland.

He added: “I’m so grateful for all the wonderful opportunities I have had and the people I’ve been privileged to meet along the way.

"Hopefully, this is my chance to repay everyone’s faith in me and give something back to the community.”

Charity single Wings is available now on iTunes