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David Scott (1839–1911)

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Aberdeenshire Museums Service

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David Scott was editor of the 'Peterhead Sentinel' from 1866 to 1897, and librarian of Peterhead Public Library from 1898 to 1911. During his tenure as Librarian he organised a successful series of art exhibitions at the Arbuthnot Museum. Scott was responsible for bringing the artist George Fiddes Watt to Peterhead in 1900 to paint the portrait of the provost, John Smith. Watt painted this portrait of Scott (and another of his wife) as a token of gratitude.

Mintlaw Discovery Centre


  • Date

    1900 (?)

  • Medium

    oil on wood

  • Measurements

    34.3 x 26.7 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by Dora Scott, 1976


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Mintlaw Discovery Centre

Station Road Mintlaw, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 5EE Scotland

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