Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Philippa later moved to England, and worked in the code school at Bletchley Park during World War II. She married Sir Peter Scott, naturalist and founder of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1951 after an expedition to ring pink-footed geese. She died, aged 91, in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.
Scott was Honorary Director of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, founded in 1948 by Sir Peter. She had a keen interest in nature and the environment and wrote numerous books about her travels from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
- The Art of Peter Scott (completely revised in 2008)
- Lucky Me (autobiographical)
- So Many Sunlit Hours (autobiographical)
- "The Scott partnership put conservation on the map, at a time when conservation was not a word that most people understood." - Sir David Attenborough
Portrait of Philippa Scott
Scott agreed to sit for a portrait head in clay by Jon Edgar at her home in Slimbridge in February 2007 as part of the sculptor's environmental series of heads. A bronze was unveiled at the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust visitor centre on 6 December 2011.
- The Peerage.org
- "Lady Scott". WWF. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
- "Wildlife conservation champion Philippa Scott dies". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
- "Lady Scott: conservationist and photographer". The Times. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
- "Philippa Scott". WildFilmHistory. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
- "Nature in Art - Trust". Nature in Art Trust. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
- Quote on the BBC News website
- authors, various (2008). Responses - Carvings and Claywork - Jon Edgar Sculpture 2003-2008. UK: Hesworth Press. ISBN 978-0-9558675-0-7.
- "Philippa Scott obituary" The Guardian obituary (10 January 2010).
- Stroud News obituary The Stroud News and Journal obituary (16 January 2010)
- Oral history/interviews dating from Slimbridge 2005