Derrick Lee, 30, will make his first international start intwo-and-a-half years in place of Hinshelwood while Andy Henderson has been broughtin in place of Laney.
Scotland go into the match with morale close to an all-time low inthe wake of a 20-14 defeat by Italy in Rome two weeks ago, which followedheavy losses to Wales and England.
Williams had considered moving captain Chris Paterson to eitherfull-back or centre but finally decided to keep him at stand-off. The Australian said Lee and Henderson had earned their promotionto the starting line-up on the strength of their club form.
"Derrick has earned his spot. Hes been in great form for hispro-team and hes been with us in the squad pretty much right through thechampionship. Andy Henderson has also earned his opportunity throughperformance, while I'm delighted that Cammie Mather is fit again after his ankle injurysustained against England."
Although Hinshelwood was left out of the squad altogether,Williams stressed that the dropped players were not being blamed for thehumiliating loss in Rome. "Our main problem there was our work atbreakdown," Williams said.
Meanwhile, France will also field a reshaped side as they seek to setthemselves up for next weekend's showdown with England in Paris.
Openside flanker Olivier Magne recovers his starting spot afterImanol Harinordoquy pulled out with an injured elbow and forms a formidablebackrow with No 8 Thomas Lievremont and hard-man Serge Betsen.
Magne was dropped from the starting XV for the 29-22 win overWales in Cardiff earlier this month and replaced by Lievremont, withHarindorquy moving to openside, because coach Bernard Laporte said he was not playingfor the team. But he was imprssive when he came on in the second half againstWales.
Dimitri Yachvili takes over at scrum-half from Jean-BaptisteElissalde who contributed 24 points in Cardiff before tearing his hamstring.
The other change came on the right wing where Vincent Clerc has
Despite Scotland's dismal form, French captain Fabien Pelous knowsthey are always a difficult side to play when their pride is on the line. "Ireland showed us what underdogs can do when they beatEngland. Away matches in Test rugby are never easy and Scotland have a lot ofpride," Pelous said.
But Scotland have not beaten the French since they pulled off ashock victory at the Stade de France in 1999 and the bookmakers do not givethem much chance of ending that run on Sunday, making them an 11/2 longshot to win.
Scotland: Derrick Lee (Edinburgh Rugby); Simon Danielli (Bath), Tom Philip(Edinburgh Rugby), Andrew Henderson (Glasgow Rugby), Simon Webster (EdinburghRugby); Chris Paterson capt (Edinburgh Rugby), Chris Cusiter (The Borders);Simon Taylor (Edinburgh Rugby), Cameron Mather (Glasgow Rugby), Jason White(Sale Sharks); Stuart Grimes (Newcastle Falcons), Scott Murray (EdinburghRugby); Bruce Douglas (The Borders), Gordon Bulloch (Glasgow Rugby), AllanJacobsen (Edinburgh Rugby) Replacements: Rob Russell (Saracens), Gavin Kerr (Leeds Tykes),Nathan Hines (Edinburgh Rugby), Allister Hogg (Edinburgh Rugby), Mike Blair (Edinburgh Rugby), Brendan Laney (Edinburgh Rugby), Dan Parks(Glasgow Rugby)
France: Nicolas Brusque (Biarritz); Pepito Elhorga (Agen), Yannick Jauzion(Stade Toulousain), Damien Traille (Pau), Christophe Dominici (StadeFrancais); Frederick Michalak (Stade Toulousain), Dimitri Yachvili (Biarritz);Thomas Lievremont (Biarritz), Olivier Magne (Montferrand), Serge Betsen(Biarritz); Pascal Pape (Bourgoin), Fabien Pelous capt (Stade Toulousain);Pieter De Villiers (Stade Francais), William Servat (Stade Toulousain), Sylvain Marconnet (Stade Francais). Replacements: Yannick Bru (Stade Toulousain), Jean-Jacques Crenca(Agen), David Auradou (Stade Francais), Julien Bonnaire (Bourgoin), JulienPeyrelongue (Biarritz), Clement Poitrenaud (Biarritz), Vincent Clerc (StadeToulousain) Referee: Scott Young (Aus)
AFP - 2004.