Scott’s last cap for Scotland came on tour last summer against Australia

Scotland centre Matt Scott will return to his former club Edinburgh this summer after a two-year spell in the English Premiership with Gloucester.

Scott has won 39 caps and scored 15 tries in 74 games in five years with the capital club before heading south.

“I can’t wait to get back playing with some of my best mates and pushing to win trophies,” said the 27-year-old.

“I’ve had a great two years at Gloucester and believe I’m a far better player and person from my experiences.”

Scott, who has recently returned from a three-month spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury, returned to Scotland’s training squad before Saturday’s Six Nations meeting with England, but did not make the matchday 23.

He admitted he was “disappointed” at being given “no option to stay”