And it is the Scottish inability to keep hold of possession which has been costly, conceding four tries from turnovers to France and failing to score a try when Wales were reduced to 13 men last weekend.
Scott, who has had to relive the video of the demoralising defeat in preparation for the arrival of Declan Kidney's Ireland, believes Scotland can learn how to keep the ball from Sunday's visitors.
"We need to be a low error and a low penalty team to compete with the teams we play against," said Scott.
"If you saw last week, I think Ireland had the ball for over 20 phases inside France's half, or inside France's 22, and we need to be able to keep the ball for that amount of time if we are going to be able to put sides under enough pressure to take points off them.
"We lost the ball more than twice the amount of times Wales did and particularly when we were in attacking positions in their half.
"It is up to us to sort those things out and that is what we need to do for the rest of the tournament."