People Time Forgot: Teacher, craftsman, musician Ed Scott a Brac institution

In this photograph taken in the mid 1980s, Eddie Scott is pictured in his workshop on Cayman Brac. A gifted Bracker, Mr. Scott taught carpentry at the Cayman Brac High School. 

He built ship replicas, furniture, windmills and anything else one can imagine. 

He was also band leader for the group Eddie and the Beach Boys. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, the Brac’s version of the Beach Boys was considered one of the hottest bands on all three islands. 

They specialized in calypso and old-style rock n’ roll, but were matchless at country – real classic country, not the “bubble gum pop country” broadcast by radio today. 

The Brac Beach Boys were featured regularly at the old Buccaneers Inn. Mr. Scott passed away in 2011, but not without passing down his talent to his son Burmon Scott, the leader of the popular Los Tropicanos band. 

This image is from the book “The People Time Forgot” by George Nowak, available at the National Museum. All proceeds from sales of the book go toward museum projects. 

Eddie Scott

Eddie Scott