He was born to a fairly wealthy family in the rural subarbs of Edinburgh. He began his studies in medicine at the University of Glasgow at the age of 16, after his father, a neurosurgeon, pulled strings with colleagues he had in the university, citing Scott's ability to finish high school a year early. However, by the time he was 19, he had decided to take a gap year, and met people of a questionable nature on the dark web, who had all sorts of plans in a backwater Eastern European country called Chernarus. He decided to take the leap and go there, under the guise of going on a sight seeing trip with the money he had saved from his part time job. However, it was not to be, as shortly after he arrived, the infection had broke out in the north of Chernarus, and flights out of the country were shut down in the following days, leaving him stranded in the country. After heading down the coast from Berizino, he ran into the 76th “Jarilo” mechanized battalion as they began to retreat westwards out of South Zagoria.
He eventually made his way from Miroslavl to the capital of Novigrad, reasoning that since it was the capital of the country, it would be the most defended and offer him the most safety. Upon arriving however, he found nothing but chaos, with hospitals packed to the brim with patients, ranging from mild infections, to lost limbs, with the CDF forces there maintining a tight grip over the city as it threatened to collapse into anarchy. Upon arrival, he was conscripted by the CDF forces and sent to work at the hospitals. Due to his limited experience, he was relegated to the oversight of the elderly, young, and other general citizens, performing diagnoses, however this is where his malpractice begun, as occasionally, he would diagnose those who had a vague cough with pneumonia, or those he suspected of having neurological damage, with chronic migraines.
He however continued his studies at the local university in Novigrad, however classes were limited, so most of his experience had to be hands on through cadavers he would secretly take from the hospitals. Through this hands on experience, combined with the textbooks he managed to find in the libraries and university, he managed to teach himself to a decent degree how to do basic surgery, such as how to remove a gall bladder, rearranging the muscles of an eye to remove squints, draining a lung of fluid etc. This theft of cadavers was discovered by CDF forces in January 2019, after Scott's colleague discovered he was the cause for the string of missing bodies over the past year. Scott narrowly escaped from Novigrad, and began to expand his knowledge by travelling from settlement to settlement in the uncontrolled parts of the country. However, he would take patients out from their settlements, citing the noise they would make which may draw infected, before overdosing them or cutting their throat, at which point he would use their corpse for his brutal experiments, and leaving them behind after drawing nearby infected, moving onto the next settlement, leaving the inhabitants of the last to think he had run off after the infected appeared.
It is now April 2019, and Scott finds himself back in South Zagoria, after recalling the group he once attempted to meet up with through the internet. Intent on trying to meet them and see whether or not they were even still alive, they could prove useful to him for his work, or even be useful in acquiring better tools, or subjects for his experiments.