Scotland scrumhalf Mike Blair is set to leave Edinburgh at the end of the season after a ten-year spell with the capital club.
A former pupil of Edinburgh Academy, Blair played club rugby first for Edinburgh Academicals and then for Boroughmuir, before joining Edinburgh Rugby in 2002.
He made his Scotland debut against Canada in the same year and went on to become a mainstay for the nation, becoming Scotland’s most-capped scrumhalf, with 80 caps to date, and earning selection for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa in 2009.
In ten seasons Blair has made 158 competitive appearances for the club, his 50th in the Heineken Cup coming in the club’s quarterfinal win over Toulouse last Saturday.
Speaking on his decision, Blair said: "Being born and raised in Edinburgh, I've played all my rugby here and have been committed to Edinburgh Rugby my entire professional career.
"It's been an honour to represent the club which, over the years, has helped me fulfil my ambitions of becoming a regular for my country and earning selection for the Lions.
"I've enjoyed myself so much here and feel I've achieved a lot, which has made this a very hard decision to make, but the time is right for me personally to throw myself at a whole new challenge.
"Rugby offers many opportunities and experiences and, while I believe that this may be one of the most exciting times to be an Edinburgh Rugby player, I don't want to regret not trying something different when I finally hang up my boots.
Edinburgh head coach, Michael Bradley, added: "On behalf of the club and the coaches, past and present, I'd like to thank Mike [Blair] for his long-standing commitment to the club.
"He's one of the most naturally gifted scrumhalves of this era with a fantastic eye for a break. He is a top-class controller of the game. He's been an incredible servant to Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland for a decade and we wish him all the best in the seasons ahead," he said.
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