Mr Scott qualified as a doctor in 1989, having studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He started training in Ophthalmology in 1992 in Stirling, Lanarkshire, and finally Edinburgh’s Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion. He was Senior Registrar in Ophthalmology at the New Children's Hospital Westmead, Sydney, Australia in 2000, and in 2001 took up position to his current post of Consultant Ophthalmologist to NHS Grampian at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.
As an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology for the University of Aberdeen, he teaches ophthalmology to medical students in his clinics and theatres at ARI, and takes part in general medical undergraduate admission interviews and undergraduate medical student examinations annually. He is a medical student Regent, providing academic and pastoral care for medical students, throughout their undergraduate course. He provides general ophthalmology clinic services to Peterhead and shares provision of medical and surgical eye services to Shetland.
He is the Clinical Lead of the Eye Health Network which provides local Optometry Primary Eye care to all patients in the NHS Grampian area. He also undertakes regular training lectures and clinic sessions for local optometry colleagues through NES Teach and Treat Clinics. He regularly examines for both the Royal College of Ophthalmology London, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He was College Tutor from 2013-2017, and before that ran the North of Scotland Deanery Ophthalmology Training Programme, as Director, from 2004.
He performs many adult cataract surgeries each week, and trains trainees to perform this surgery; and paediatric cataract surgery when required. He does weekly general and specialty eye clinics for adults and children and has an interest in squint surgery.
He has provided private ophthalmology services, medical and surgical, to thousands of patients of the north of Scotland since 2001.
His wife is a Neurology doctor and they have 2 children, one of whom has followed her parents into the medical profession; and the other who is planning a career in biology and sports science.