Their premier attacking weapon returned with a vengeance, but it was Dundee High's work without the ball that unseated champions and league leaders Melrose on Saturday.
Any man wearing the number 10 shirt for Scotland in the last decade has often been viewed with something between scepticism and plain hostility by the fans, and the search for someone to grasp the mantle of John Rutherford, Craig Chalmers and Gregor Townsend reaches a new level in tomorrow's RBS Six Nations international against Ireland.
Prop Adam Jones believes there is no reason why Wales cannot defend their RBS 6 Nations rugby title, despite concerns over injuries and form.
In their previous three meetings over the past nine years, Hillhead Jordanhill had never got to within 20 points of toppling Dundee HSFP.
Flanker Rob Harley claims Scotland will be targeting a shut-out of France in their final RBS 6 Nations match on Saturday.
John Barclay's preparation for the RBS Six Nations has been climbing mountains instead of playing rugby, but nothing he has attempted matches the assault facing Scotland as they take on France in the Stade de France this weekend.
Building a winning mentality at home is easy it's doing it on hostile territory that is the stuff of real champions.
Scotland will not get many better chances to break their long drought at Twickenham than Sunday's agonising Calcutta Cup loss, but Chris Paterson believes that it set a marker showing that there is nothing between the teams for their next crucial meeting in September.
The toughest assignment of the afternoon at Mayfield was probably not the Premier One meeting with West of Scotland but the artistic requirements of the photographer during the after-match shoot for Dundee HSFP's calendar.
Scotland will not revert to a limited game to try to crush Wales at Murrayfield in the second match of the RBS 6 Nations, but seek the "balance" demanded by head coach Andy Robinson, even potentially without new star Richie Gray.