Glasgow Warriors have announced the signing of three Scottish forwards.
Scottish club rugby starts its new season on Saturday with renewed credibility.
Ross Ford is not Andy Robinson's first choice as Scotland captain, but he has full confidence in the hooker's credentials to lead his country throughout the RBS Six Nations Championship.
Andy Robinson ''planted the seed'' that got Rory Lamont away from his nightmare in Toulon and back to Glasgow to force his way into the Scotland side.
Dundee HSFP have found their man to replace long-serving head coach Ian Rankin in Colin Robertson, the former Scotland Under-20 head coach.
Rugby isn't football, where the half-way point of the season has been reached to massed departures of managers, but there are unmistakable rumblings of discontent at Murrayfield as Edinburgh's chances of the Magners League play-offs look to have receded into the distance after Saturday's first-ever home loss to Scarlets.
Greig Laidlaw booted Edinburgh to a narrow victory over Zebre in Parma but it could easily have been a miserable night for the visitors.
British and Irish Lions rookie Stuart Hogg has revealed his burning desire to learn from veteran Ireland centre Brian O’Driscoll on the tour of Hong Kong and Australia.
Max Evans doesn't have the same feelings as his team-mates about last year's extraordinary match between Scotland and Wales in Cardiff, because his only concern was the condition of his brother Thom.
Scotland made their 2011 RBS Six Nations look partly respectable and avoided the wooden spoon with a professional victory over Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday.