Hamish Marshall Scott,(born 12 July 1946) is a Scottish historian and academic. He was Professor of International History (2000 to 2006) then Wardlaw Professor of International History (2006 to 2009) at the University of St Andrews. Having studied at the University of Edinburgh and the London School of Economics, he began his career lecturing at the University of Birmingham.
Scott was born on 12 July 1946, and educated at George Heriot's School, an independent school in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2005, he married Julia Smith.
In 2006, Scott was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences. In 2008, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE). He was elected a Member of the Academia Europaea (MAE) in 2009.
- Scott, H. M. (1990). British foreign policy in the age of the American Revolution. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0198201953.
- Scott, H. M., ed. (1990). Enlightened absolutism: reform and reformers in later eighteenth-century Europe. Basingstoke: Macmillan. ISBN 978-0333439616.
- Scott, H. M. (2001). The emergence of the Eastern powers, 1756-1775. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521792691.
- Scott, H. M. (2006). The birth of a great power system, 1740-1815. London: Pearson. ISBN 978-0582217171.
- Scott, H. M., ed. (2015). The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 Volume I: Peoples and Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199597253.
- Scott, H. M., ed. (2015). The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 Volume II: Cultures and Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199597260.