A north-east teacher will win her first full rugby cap in the women’s Six Nations Championship this weekend.
Mairi Forsyth, who has previously been listed among the replacements, will start the match against Wales at Scotstoun stadium in Glasgow on Friday night.
The maths teacher at Peterhead Academy has made a strong impression on the rugby circuit since she took up the sport.
The principal teacher of numeracy plays for Stirling County RFC and also teaches Blue Toon youngsters physics.
Miss Forsyth said at the start of the tournament: “I am hugely honoured and grateful to have been called up to receive my first cap for Scotland Women.
“I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from both pupils and staff at Peterhead Academy.
“It has been incredible and I can’t thank everyone enough.”
It is the first time she has been capped for the national squad, being listed as a substitute for a game against Canada last autumn.
The teams came up against each other on November 27 with the Scots losing 28-25.
Pupils, parents and locals have been supporting her in the last few weeks and they will be able to watch Miss Forsyth in action, since the match is being televised.