It is with great sadness we report the death of former ROSL Vice-Chairman Sir Kenneth Scott KCVO CMG, who died on Friday 23 February at the age of 87.
After his education in Edinburgh, Sir Kenneth embarked on a life of service to Queen and country, first joining the Diplomatic Service, which included spells in Moscow, Bonn, Washingston, and Brussels. From 1982-85, he served as the British Ambassador to Yugoslavia.
Upon return to the UK, he became the Queen's Assistant Private Secretary for five years until 1990, when he became Deputy Private Secretary for a further six years until 1996. He was made a KCVO in 1990, and a CMG in 1980. In 2016, he gave a memorable interview to Vanity Fair about his time with the monarch.
After retirement from the Royal Household, Sir Kenneth served in a number of other positions, included a short spell as ROSL Vice-Chairman, before becoming Vice-President in 2002. He also spent nine months as the Chairman of the Provisional Election Commission in Bosnia, helping to organise the country's first democratic elections after the 1992-95 war.
Speaking over the weekend, former ROSL Director-General Roddy Porter paid tribute to Sir Kenneth: "A wonderful servant of Queen, country and the League. A lovely man and, on only six years acquaintance, a friend. He was a generous and deeply committed ROSL Vice President and a great advocate for ROSL in Scotland and in the corridors of influence."