Aberdeen SCOTS Trust announces normal course issuer bid

    TORONTO, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - Aberdeen SCOTS Trust (TSX:SCO.UN) (the "Trust"),
an investment trust trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX"),
announced today that the TSX has accepted notice of its intention to make a
normal course issuer bid, through which the Trust may make open market
purchases on the TSX. During the bid, which will commence August 31, 2007 and
end no later than August 30, 2008, the Trust may purchase up to 161,070 units,
which is approximately 10% of the total of the Trust's public float of
1,610,707 units that the Trust had issued and outstanding as at August 27,
2007. The actual number of units purchased, the time of the purchases and the
prices at which the units will be bought will depend upon future market
conditions. The Trust will not purchase in any 30 day period more than 32,214
units, being 2% of the issued and outstanding units at the time of acceptance
of the notice by the TSX. The Trust will cancel shares purchased under the
bid. In the previous 12 months, the Trust has repurchased 17,400 units for
    The Trust's investment manager believes that from time to time the
purchase of units of the Trust may be a worthwhile investment for the Trust
that should benefit continuing unitholders. The Trust's investment manager
believes that normal course issuer bid purchases of units for cancellation
may, by reducing the number of outstanding units, reduce the discount that may
exist between the market price of the units and the Trust's net asset value
per share.

    Information in this press release that is not current or historical
factual information may constitute forward-looking information within the
meaning of securities laws. Implicit in this information, particularly in
respect of future financial performance and condition of the Trust, are
factors and assumptions which, although considered reasonable by the
investment manager of the Trust at the time of preparation, may prove to be
incorrect. Unitholders are cautioned that actual results are subject to a
number of risks and uncertainties, including general economic and market
factors, including credit, currency, political and interest-rate risks and
could differ materially from what is currently expected. The Trust has no
specific intention of updating any forward-looking information whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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For further information:

For further information: Aberdeen Asset Management, Investor Relations,
(800) 992-6341, InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com

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