A council boss involved in rebuilding an Aberdeen school following a fire has died at the age of 87.
Walter Scott was involved in several major projects in his role as director of architectural services with the old Grampian Regional Council, including rebuilding Aberdeen Grammar School following a fire in 1986.
Born in Aberdeen in 1931, Mr Scott was educated in the city and both he and identical twin Alex won scholarships to Robert Gordon’s College.
He was a keen Scout and achieved the highest award in the movement to become a King’s Scout.
In 1947, he was chosen to be one of just two Scouts in Scotland to attend the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip.
Mr Scott trained as an architect at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen.
Having married wife Frances in 1959, and by now with a young family, he moved to Elgin in 1966 when he was appointed county architect for Moray and Nairn.
The family lived there very happily until a local government reorganisation in 1975, which resulted in a move back to Aberdeen.
Mr Scott was appointed depute director of architectural services for the new Grampian Regional Council, but assumed the top job a few years later.
Throughout his career, Mr Scott was responsible for designing numerous public buildings. One of the most notable projects he was involved in was the rebuilding of Aberdeen Grammar School following a devastating fire in 1986.
Mr Scott took early retirement in 1990 and proceeded to make the most of his wide-ranging interests and involvement with various organisations. He was a founder member of Aberdeen St Nicholas Rotary Club, serving as president on two separate occasions, and was a keen member of Probus.
He was also a long-standing church member, serving as session clerk of the former Cults East Church for 20 years from 1978-98. He was an elder for many years and co-wrote a history of the church.
Mr Scott was predeceased by his wife in 2011 and is survived by two sons and a daughter, five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.