SCOTLAND U20 lock Callum Hunter-Hill has joined the professional ranks, signing a contract at Edinburgh Rugby. 

The lock, who grew up in Gullane and attended North Berwick High School, has agreed a two-year deal with the Capital club. 

Hunter-Hill captained Scotland U20 in each of their Six Nations match this season, and last week was named in the squad for the World Rugby U20 World Championships in Georgia. 

When he returns, the 20-year-old will link up with Edinburgh, under the guidance of new head coach Richard Cockerill. 

His arrival follows a loan spell at London Scottish in the Greene King IPA Championship, while the lock also turned out for Glasgow Warriors as part of his involvement with the BT Sport National Academy.

That saw him play a friendly against Canada 'A' in pre-season, (pictured below, by Alastair Ross), while he made his Guinness Pro12 debut against Zebre in November.

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He becomes the second player from East Lothian to sign up for next season, after his age-grade team-mate Ally Miller. 

And his arrival at Murrayfield takes the East Lothian contingent in the squad to five, as Hunter-Hill and Miller join Lewis Carmichael, also a lock; centre Chris Dean and Scotland wing Tom Brown.