Gordon Reid became Scotland's 1055th international cap when he made his debut in the first match of the 2014 summer tour against the USA in Houston.
Away wins over Canada and Argentina followed on the same tour, as well as replacement appearances in all three viagogo Autumn Test matches (against Argentina, New Zealand and Tonga) at BT Murrayfield.
Reid then made his RBS 6 Nations debut in the 2015 Championship against France in Paris before a knee injury against Wales in the following round brought an end to his campaign.
International honours came as a reward for a fine season with Glasgow Warriors. Reid joined the Glasgow set-up on a full-time basis ahead of season 2011/12 after delivering a string of standout performances for Ayr in Premier 1 and impressing as part of the wider Warriors squad during the previous campaign.
The loosehead, a fierce competitor who came off the bench to make his club debut against Ospreys on 5 March 2011, put pen to paper on a two-year deal and provided such competition to the likes of Ryan Grant, Jon Welsh and Ed Kalman, to the extent that he was rewarded with a two-year contract extension in early 2012.
He is now an integral part of the Warriors pack and scrums alongside Pat MacArthur, with whom he has packed down at every club, school and international age-grade the pair have played together.
His fine club form in season 2012/13 saw him involved with the Scotland squad during the EMC Tests in November, as well as Scotland's summer tour to South Africa.