Scott was born in Greenock, Scotland. His studies in art were at the Royal Academy Schools and when he departed he moved to Somerset where he taught part-time at the Bath Academy at Corsham, painted, and ran a market garden.
Stayed in Mousehole for six months in 1936. Scott married in 1937 and mainly lived in France. Post WWII he made further visits to Cornwall, especially Mousehole and Sennen, and made contact with Peter LANYON, Bryan WYNTER, Terry FROST and Ben NICHOLSON.
In the 1950s he became senior painting master at the Bath School of Art, while exhibiting widely and becoming a renowned still life and abstract painter. He died in Bath, Somerset.