I don't know if you are still reading this message board but I think it's worth trying to make contact.
My G Grandfather was called Thomas Beattie Scott and was born in Scotland around 1866/1867.
I don't know what part of Scotland but I do know that his father was also called Thomas and was a Manager, possibly in the Linen or insurance business (I can't confirm which business).
What grabbed my attention was, obviously the name but also that I have been told that our Scott line is decended from Sir Walter Scott also.
My G Grandfather died in Belfast in 1853.
I hope to hear from you.