Chris Paterson admits his final appearance at Murrayfield will be “tinged with sadness” as he prepares to call time on his rugby career.
The 34-year-old will retire from the game after Edinburgh take on Treviso in their final RaboDirect PRO12 fixture of the season.
After 109 caps and 809 points for the national team, Paterson feels now is the right time to bow out.
"I've always said that I want to go out playing the best rugby I possibly can and I'm ready to move on to an exciting future," Paterson said.
"My retirement is tinged with sadness but my overriding and lasting feelings are ones of happiness, enjoyment and fulfilment, having achieved far more than I ever thought I would and could have in 14 years of the job.
"I'm delighted to be involved in this game and, as always, have done my best in training and will do my best in the game.
"We've had a great season in Europe and have a chance on Saturday to remedy our league form and finish the season well, both for Edinburgh and me personally."