Scott was the son of Sir David Scott, 2nd Baronet and his wife Caroline Grindall daughter of Benjamin Grindall. He was educated at University College, Oxford and was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1840. He was a J.P. for Sussex and Middlesex, and a Deputy Lieutenant for Sussex.
He was elected at the 1874 general election as one of the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for East Sussex. He was re-elected in 1880, and held the seat until the constituency was divided at the 1885 general election.
Scott died at the age of 81.
Scott married Margaret Briggs, daughter of James Briggs of Oatlands Hertfordshire.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)
- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 470–471. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Montagu Scott
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