Scotland international Matt Scott has announced that he will swap Gloucester for Edinburgh at the end of the season.
The 39-times-capped Scotland centre has signed a two-year deal with Pro14 side Edinburgh after joining Gloucester in 2016.
The 27-year-old began his professional career with Edinburgh in 2011 and returns to his home town to add to his 15 tries and 74 appearances in black and red.
“Having spoken with Richard Cockerill about what he has done so far at the club and his vision for the future, I have no doubt that it will be a fantastic environment moving forward.
“I can’t wait to get back playing with some of my best mates and pushing to win trophies with my hometown club.
“I’ve had a great two years at Gloucester and believe I’m a far better player and person from my experiences in the Premiership.”
On the signing of Scott, Edinburgh Head Coach, Richard Cockerill said: “We’re delighted that Matt will be joining the squad next season. He’s a terrific player, who has a lot of experience both domestically and on the international stage.
“Matt has shown throughout his career that he’s a dynamic ball carrier and his leadership abilities on and off the field will only help develop the strong culture that we’re building here in Edinburgh.”