Scott was born and educated in Glasgow and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

His opera work includes Spoletta in Tosca, Remondado in Carmen, The Painter in Lulu, Borsa in Rigoletto, Don Riccardo and, on occasions, the title role in Ernani, all for English National Opera.

His theatre work includes the title role in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), The Father in Halisinia (National Theatre), Gus, Bustopher Jones and Growltiger in Cats (UK Tour), Mr Snow in Carousel and Kayama Yesaemon in Pacific Overtures (Leicester Haymarket), Chess (European Tour) and Sandy in Brigadoon (Victoria Palace).

His television appearances include Taggart, Take the High Road, The Laurence Olivier Awards, Unreported Incident, Call Me Mister, Crimewatch UK, Open House, Echo Island, The Kenny Live Show and Dustin. Scott’s concert work includes performances with some of Europe’s leading orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Scottish National, Hallé, Gothenburg Symphony, Swedish Chamber, BBC Concert and RTE Concert Orchestra.  He has performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as Benjamin Stone in an all-Scottish production of Sondheim’s Follies.

Scott has also had the pleasure of singing for The Queen and for the Three Tenors (Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras).