Book of Condolence
In Memory Of Harold Scott
It is with sadness I have to announce the passing away of a Knot Tyer on 25th July 2006.
Harold Scott - a longstanding Guild Member who has attended many Guild Meetings putting a total new light on wire splicing with his fine grommets, as well as his guide book to Cruciform Turk’s Heads.
Sailing from Liverpool as a young lad, Harold also spent time as a North Sea fisherman, cold hard work during World War 2. Having come ashore, Harold had many years teaching others about the sea as a Sea Cadet Officer. His presences will be much missed at future meetings.
Harold was a wonderful man as well as a great knotter. We shall all miss him.
Europa Chang Dawson
Harold Scott - one of our greatest artisans, a darned fine knotter and a gentleman for all time - what a sad day this is to hear of your passing. Our very sincere and heartfelt condolences to your family, whose loss is the greatest. Your dearest Harold was a lifeline to so many who knew him and his passing is all the more keenly felt because of the great influence he had on all who met him or saw of his works. Thank you for sharing him with us, thank you so much!
We, too, have lost a person whose skills have been legend on this side of the world for many years. His generosity to our little Bramch in giving some of his finest creations, his amazing dexterity and nimbleness of fingers, and his undaunted resolve to master seemingly impossible tasks have been with us since we started and we are all very much saddened by his passing. I had the great honor and pleasure of speaking with Hal at the 2002 Festival, and I shall never forget that great thrill, to be in the presence of a true master of his craft. Bless you Harold, for having shared your skills and patience with us - we shall ever remember you.
President, Pacific Americas Branch, IGKT
Distance kept us apart on this earth …so we could never pull on the same cord or sip from the same cup… but the IGKT has made us brothers or maybe even more than that. Find the best line and get some projects going and I'll hope to meet you on the other side.
Another sad day, and another "true" pioneer of our humble art passes on. I am grateful to have been able to meet Harold and learn a little something from him, and I will always be grateful to him for leaving his knowledge for us all to enjoy in the form of his books. My heart felt condolences go out to his family and friends at this time.
Harold will be missed by us all.
Another one of our great friends and knot tyers gone. He will be missed.
Bruce and Linda Turley
Only once I met Harold, but shall always remember him as a warm and sympathetic man, with an amazing knowledge about turk's heads…
Geert "Willy" Willaert, Belgium
Harold Scott was a true gentle man whose knotting ability far exceeded any appearances. His modesty about his remarkable wire splices was humbling to those of us who tried to study them. Harold attended the early Midlands Branch exhibition stands at the NEC and at Gloucester as and when he could. For his support I am most grateful.
The tying of knots is a fairly new past time for me,but wonderful all the same. The loss of such a skilled person is indeed a loss to all of us. Home is the sailor may he rest well
I was saddened to learn of the death of Harold Scott. I had known him for many years, sharing his great interest in knot-tying. Several times I gave him a lift to knotting events and spent these journeys in deep discussions on the merits of certain knots over others. I met his wife, Ethel,on a number of occasions - they were wonderful hosts on the couple of times I stayed overnight at their house. I know how desperately he missed her when she passed away.
Rest in Peace together, Harold and Ethel.