Ross Ford, Scotland's most-capped player and former British and Irish Lions hooker, has announced his retirement from rugby.
Scotland centre Chris Harris has agreed a deal to join Gloucester from relegated side Newcastle Falcons for next season.
World Rugby have abandoned plans to create a Nations Championship after failing to gain the support from their unions.
Uncapped Glasgow pair Scott Cummings and Kyle Steyn handed final two places in Scotland's World Cup training squad.
Global rugby chiefs face a deadline of Friday to back or shun World Rugby's Nations Championship plan.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has included the uncapped trio Rory Hutchinson, Grant Stewart and Blade Thomson in his 42-man pre-World Cup training squad.
Former Ireland Women head coach Philip Doyle will take charge of Scotland Women until 2021.
Scotland hooker Ross Ford will leave Edinburgh at the end of the current season to conclude an 11-year career with the club.
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