David ‘Scotty’ Darroch

Scotty served as a corporal and training instructor for 10 years in the Army’s Royal Logistic Corps. It took 18 years after leaving the Army for Scotty to be diagnosed with depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; something which has had a devastating impact on him and his family. Having now found that sports and an active lifestyle can play a massive and positive role on his mental health, he has a new-found belief that he can start to focus positively on the future. He competed at Invictus 2016 in Orlando and said it was “humbling and rewarding.” He added: “I am simply trying to be better than what the Scotty was yesterday. I’ve been battling through this illness for over 20 years, and I can truly say that now having the focus of sport and being part of something special is empowering.” Scotty also tries to encourage others to change the conversation on mental health by speaking to audiences about his struggles.