Scott McArthur hailed from Dunblane and worked for Steve Mackie
(later the founder of Housewives Choice) in Bruce's in Stirling. He then left to run a record shop in Glasgow
called Graffiti, which was supplied by Steve Mackie, and was where
John and the
other Self Abusers used to hang out.
Therefore The Abusers got to know both Scott
and Steve, and through their associations various gigs were booked. Scott
also acted in a managerial/adviser role for the band,
chasing up Chiswick and arranging the
first Simple Minds demo tape.
Scott moved onto London and became involved with The Psychadelic Furs.
Steve Mackie was asked to manage the fledging
Simple Minds (after booking them as often as he could) but
he reluctantly declined - he had his own label (Housewives Choice) and
was managing The Cuban Heels.
"A really nice guy and pivotal in the early days of the band" - Steve Mackie