Reverend Arthur Ashworth Aspinall opened The Scots College in 1893 as the founding Principal and owner.
Aspinall was ordained as a Presbyterian Minister 1873 in Forbes. His social contacts were farmers (graziers) who would later send their sons to Scots. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1889 with a Bachelor of Arts.
The Scots College joined the Athletic Association of Great Public School (AAGPS) in 1893.
In 1894, Scots won the Senior Athletics Premiership, and claimed victory in the 2nd XV Rugby in 1904.