Scott is Scotland’s most capped centre three quarter with 65 caps. He played in 51 Internationals with his brother Gavin and they are the only brothers to have played together in a British Lions Test match. A former captain and full-back with Scottish Schools, out of George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, he was first capped for Scotland a month after his 21st birthday in January 1986 against France.
Ever present in the Scotland team he captained the Barbarians against the 1993 All Blacks and has Captained Scotland at 7 a-side rugby. He played in ten of Scotland’s fourteen World Cup games in 1987, 1991, 1995 and joined ITV's commentary team for the 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups.
In 1989 Scott played in 9 of the 11 games with the British and Irish Lions on their winning tour of Australia, including the final two test matches. He also toured with the Lions in 1993 on the tour to New Zealand but returned to the UK after 5 weeks having sustained a facial injury one week before the first test match.
Scott was a full time rugby player with the Scottish Rugby Union and Edinburgh Reivers for two years before retiring from professional rugby in January 1999. He retired from playing with Watsonians after 19 seasons and 227 games for the First XV in April 2002 but still retains a role on the commercial and sponsorship side.
At Watsonians he won the Scottish Premiership League in 1996/1997 and a prized Melrose 7’s winner’s medal in 1997. He still plays the odd social game, most recently in Paris for a ‘Scottish Leg Ends’ side from which he is still recovering!
In recent years Scott has undertaken a number of 10KM fun runs including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and New York: half marathons in Glasgow and Newcastle and has participated in the Hi-Tec Adventure Racing series (running, kayaking & mountain biking). A keen golfer with a bandit handicap of 18, Scott is married to Jenny and has 2 children, Corey and Kerry Anne.
Most recently Scott worked for Platinum One, a sponsorship and events company. As an Account Director, Scott managed the Home of Golf Pavilion for Scottish Enterprise at the last three Open Golf Championships and was Operations Director of the Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival held in Edinburgh last year.
For three years Scott was the main match commentator on Scottish Television’s Rugby Roundup programme and covered his first International match between Scotland and the Barbarians in May 2001 for Channel 5.
Scott continues to be involved in the media and writes the occasional newspaper column. He is also a regular commentator with Sky Sports in their coverage of the Heineken Cup and IRB7’s.
He is also a regular commentator with Sky Sports on the European Champions & Challenge Cup, The Guinness Pro 12 and on the World Rugby HSBC Sevens World Series.
- After-Dinner Speaking engagements at charitable and sports-oriented events.
- Presentation and Motivational seminars for blue-chip clients including RBS, Sainsburys, Standard Life, Sopra, Shell UK Exploration and Sodexho.
- Watsonians Rugby Commercial and Sponsorship Director.
- Sponsored by Adidas Sport
- Freelance marketing and media consultant.
- Full-time Scotland Rugby Internationalist from 1986 to 1997, Scotland’s highest-capped centre three/quarter, with 65 international caps.
- Captain of The Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1993.
- Captain of the Scotland 7-a-side rugby team.
- A British and Irish Lion on their winning tour of Australia – 1989 and to New Zealand in 1993
- 19 seasons and 227 First XV games with club team, Watsonians.
Scott is a dynamic public speaker and undertakes numerous speaking engagements and motivational seminars for blue chip companies, conferences and event organisers. His main focus of his seminars focusses on how to create winning teams in sport and business.
From communication to planning, Scott presents a compelling case on how we all r eact under different pressures within the workplace. He is happy to speak to senior managers in developmental workshops or at sales conferences as a motivational speaker.
Other areas of focus include common purpose planning (CPP); a unique model that recognises the importance of an organisation’s goal and the personal aspirations of the individual members of that organisation that helps develop a culture of common understanding, desire and energy. He is equally at home explaining the issues of change management, responsibility and accountability. Scott uses some classic video clips from his playing and broadcasting career that helps deliver a fun and engaging experience to his audience!