Scott McGregor is a well known face from 30 years of work as an actor, presenter and producer in projects ranging from TV home makeovers to railway adventures. His numerous other enterprises include Tourism, Food, Home Renovations and Antiques and Collectables.
He has been seen recently on the History Channel as the presenter of The Stamp Of Australia. He also hosts and was co-producer on the documentary series Australian Icon Towns which screens regularly on the same channel. He has just released his second book for Allen & Unwin titled Big Boys Toys. This followed his recently released home repair and renovation book Fix-It. His column Weekend Workshop was a regular feature in the Sun- Herald for a number of years and has contributed to magazines such as House and Garden and Renovation amongst others.
Scott’s 6 part railway adventure series Down the Line exploring the great train journeys of Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam first went to air on channel 7 and can now be seen on the Travel Channel in Europe.
The ratings winning makeover show Room for Improvement which Scott hosted on the Seven Network racked up an impressive 50 surprise makeovers and entertained up to 2 million viewers with mad antics and amazing transformations.
Scott has also built just about anything you can imagine as the DIY presenter on the Seven Network’s long running, ratings winning, lifestyle show Better Homes and Gardens. In more than 160 segments Scott shared with the nation the secrets of building everything from a 12m deck, to an oak sideboard, to a model garden railway - all in just 3 minutes!
Railway Adventures across Australia with Scott as host first screened on network ten in 1999. It is still showing on cable channels across the world.
From 1997 – 1999 Scott was a regular face on The Lifestyle Channel, where he was the resident Antiques and Collectables presenter on Australian Living, and the travel and leisure guy in Out and About.
He trained as an actor at NIDA and since 1979 has featured in scores of TV series, films, stage plays and musicals. He sights starring roles in the ABC’s epic mini-series 1915 and the Coral Island and stage shows Bouncers and the Promise as some of his acting career highlights.
From 1989 - 1999 Scott ran Off The Rails Collectables, his own Antiques and Collectables business and in 2005 he opened Ruwenzori Retreat, a luxury mountain top tourist hideaway at Mudgee which he has spent half his life building based around a collection of vintage railway carriages. He is currently hosting a series of Railway Adventure Tours for special interest groups looking at the history, culture and great train journeys both here and abroad. He is married with 2 girls and lives near Byron Bay in NSW.