4 Dec, 10:19
Grand Slam winners Fiona Coghlan and Nora Stapelton have returned the Women's RBS 6 Nations trophy to Chief Executive John Feehan at the Six Nations offices in Dublin.
Coach Ian McGeechan (pictured) gives the uncapped Borders' centre, 26-year-old Kevin Utterson a place in the squad, and there is also a call-up for the Leeds Tykes' prop Gavin Kerr.
Scrum-half Bryan Redpath will captain a squad that includes the impressive Brendan Laney, rising young Borders star Nikki Walker and veteran wing Kenny Logan.
Scotland squad: Forwards: Ross Beattie (Bristol Shoguns), Gordon Bulloch (Glasgow), Bruce Douglas (The Borders), Stuart Grimes (Newcastle Falcons), Nathan Hines (Edinburgh), Gavin Kerr (Leeds Tykes), Martin Leslie (Edinburgh Rugby), Andrew Mower (Newcastle Falcons), Scott Murray (Edinburgh), Steve Scott (The Borders), Tom Smith (Northampton Saints), Simon Taylor (Edinburgh).
Backs: Mike Blair (Edinburgh), Andy Craig (Orrell), Brendan Laney (Edinburgh), Kenny Logan (London Wasps), Glenn Metcalfe (Glasgow), Chris Paterson (Edinburgh Rugby), Bryan Redpath capt (Sharks), Gordon Ross (Leeds Tykes), Gregor Townsend (The Borders), Kevin Utterson (The Borders).