Scott first became interested in curling aged 9. His sister Dawn curled with Ayr Juniors and Scott came along to watch.
At the time, it was felt that Scott was just a bit too young to join in the fun, but he was determined to get on the ice as soon as he could. The Head Coach at the time was Graham Boyd and he eventually allowed the young Scott to play.
Under Graham's much valued tuition he soon progressed and before long he was playing in Galston Haymouth with the rest of his family.
Progression to the RCCC National Academy Training Programme followed, where, after a stint curling with Glen Muirhead. he teamed up with Ally Fraser and Kerr Drummond (under their coach Tom Brewster).
A disappointing World Junior Championship with Glen in 2009 turned to success in 2010 when the Fraser rink took the Silver Medal for Scotland.
In2011, he joined the Tom Brewster team with Greg Drummond and Michael Goodfellow to win the Scottish Championships and follow that with an impressive Silver in the World Championships.
2012 saw the team again win the Scottish Championships and again finish silver medallists at the Worlds.
In 2013, the team was expanded by the addition of David Murdoch, won the Scottish Championships and Bronze at the World Championships.
Next week sees Scott become an Olympian as his team represents Great Britain at the Sochi Winter Olympics. When he was chosen as part of the team, he commented
“It is a dream come true and a great honour to be selected to be part of Team GB and compete in my first Games in Sochi. The best part of being in a team is that you are with athletes that are all striving towards the same goal. We spend nearly every day together so it is great to share this experience with them.
Both the Sportscotland Institute of Sport and the National Lottery have been a major factor in my curling career so far and provided me with the means to train to my full potential.”
Scott goes to Sochi carrying the hopes of his country in the knowledge that all of Ayrshire, Scotland and Great Britain are supporting him, his team and Eve Muirhead's Women's team in their endeavours.