Bruce Dick, Ewan McQuillin and Chris Auld have all been included in Edinburgh Rugby’s elite development programme for next season.
Melrose stand-off Dick makes the switch across from Glasgow Warriors, while McQuillin and Auld step up from Gala.
However, Melrose full back Fraser Thomson has left Glasgow Warriors elite development programme.
Edinburgh EDP coach Bryan Easson, said: “The players coming in have shown undoubted potential having been highlighted throughout the season by regional academy coaches and in age-grade international rugby.
“They now have an excellent opportunity to live as a professional rugby player.
“It’s not just about coming in and training, it’s about technical and tactical rugby, mental and physical preparation; rest, recovery and nutrition.
“It’s a great chance to work daily with seasoned international players as well as recent graduates like Matt [Scott] and Grant [Gilchrist]. It’s fantastic to think that they were EDPs this time two years ago.
“That’s how quick it can happen but it takes a lot of hard work and commitment to become world class, and that should be the aim of every player on this programme.”