yep got a scott that used to have that setup! - but currently got it running a homemade retroshift type thing - 9 speed bar end shifter mounted on brake lever to a XT 9 speed rear mech, woodchipper bars, steel forks... - designed to be a simple nothing possible to go wrong type bike -I had intended to use it for campus commuting and when I didn't want to take my nice bikes out - but really like the way it rides so probably will take it out more in the future.
I did have it running sora 9 speed shifters with a deore 9 speed rear mech (below) - the easiest way of remembering what's compatible is that all shimano road (bar some dura ace) 8,9,10 speed is compatible with all 8 and 9 speed shimano mtb rear mechs/shifters. don't touch 10 speed MTB rear mechs for shimano on a drop bars set up.
My scott as is was this time last year