Scott was born in 1988 and educated at The Edinburgh Academy in Stockbridge before going on to study at the University of Edinburgh from which he graduated with a degree in Politics. He then went on to work in the Scottish Parliament as a Press Officer for the Scottish Conservative Press and Research Unit before working now at a media monitoring firm based in Edinburgh.
Scott has always had a keen interest in Politics, starting at 14 when he joined the local East Lothian Conservative and Unionist Association, which he now sits on the executive committee for. He subsequently went on to work in the Scottish Conservative Central Office helping out with several by-elections in Helensburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow while also carrying out canvassing for the European Elections of 2009 and General Election of 2010. At University he became an active member of the Edinburgh University Conservative Society, while in his final year of studies worked as a Parliamentary Aide for Deputy-Leader Murdo Fraser MSP.
In the 2010 Scottish Parliamentary elections Scott ran on the Lothians list as well as in the constituency of Midlothian North and Musselburgh, where he improved on the notional position of the party in the seat.
Scott didn’t let his interest stop there, and he has completed two internships working in the Congressional Office in Washington D.C. for Representative Mike Simpson (ID-02). This also allowed him to pursue his interest in traveling, aside from Washington, Scott has done tours of China, Europe and backpacked around Iceland.
In addition to traveling Scott is a fervent tennis player, golfer and in pursuing his interest in Formula 1 has Go-karted since the age of 12.