Holland-born Tim Visser will seek to prove his ability on the Test stage after being selected by Scotland for the summer tour to Australia, Fiji and Samoa.
The flying Dutch wing, who has scored 43 tries in 74 appearances for Edinburgh, was one of five uncapped players named in Andy Robinson's 28-man squad.
Visser was the RaboDirect PRO12 Players' Player of the Year and leading try-scorer and made a vital contribution as Edinburgh reached the Heineken Cup semi-finals.
He will on June 12 be eligible for Scotland, qualifying on the grounds of three years' residency following his move from Newcastle Falcons.
Visser, who will be 25 on May 29, will therefore miss the opening Test with Australia on June 5 in Newcastle and, after the cancellation of the only non-Test fixture, he may first pull on the dark blue jersey in Fiji on June 16, with Samoa a week later providing another opportunity.
"There's been a lot of chat and expectation on me getting selected, but I wasn't sure I was going to be involved. I'm delighted," said Visser.
"It's been going very well in the league and the Heineken Cup and I've had three great seasons. It was long due for me to try to take it to another level.
"Hopefully I can take my form into the international level now."
Visser joined the Falcons academy aged 16 and was signed for Edinburgh by Robinson in 2009.
Robinson said: "Tim has got that natural ability to beat somebody and to score tries.
"He's shown the potential that we saw in him. He's got better and better and now he's got the international stage to show those skills."
Scotland now is home for the Dutchman, who is to marry his fiance in July and may yet wear a kilt.
Visser added: "The general consensus is that me playing for Scotland is better for Holland than me playing for Holland.
"I completely agree with that. Scotland are one of the best countries in the world and I'm very proud to represent them."
After a 2011/12 season which saw early elimination from the Rugby World Cup, a RBS 6 Nations whitewash and the wooden spoon, Visser's inclusion was perhaps more certain than it was that Robinson would tour.
Following a period of reflection after the loss to Italy in Rome, Robinson agreed to continue his contract which runs until the 2015 World Cup, buoyed by the potential within the Scotland ranks and noting Edinburgh's European run and Glasgow Warriors' march to the RaboDirect PRO12 play-offs.
His belief is illustrated in the selection of uncapped quintet Visser, Tom Brown, Robert Harley, Ryan Grant and Tom Ryder, plus call-ups for Duncan Weir, Matt Scott and Jon Welsh, who each have one international cap.
"I made my decision to stay and that's what I've focused on," said Robinson, who declined to reveal how close how came to leaving Murrayfield.
"I've real belief in the players that we can achieve something special, but I've also got belief in myself and my coaching ability.
"We've also had to look at what we've got to do differently. Part of that is bringing in the new coaches and Scott Johnson will be joining the tour and Matt Taylor will be joining next year."
Assistant coach Johnson will take on the attack duties previously held by Gregor Townsend, while Robinson will oversee the defence, a position previously held by Graham Steadman. Taylor, currently with Super Rugby side Queensland Reds, is not part of the touring party.
The core of the squad comes from the group which finished with the Six Nations wooden spoon, but Edinburgh prop Allan Jacobsen has been rested, joining injured number eight David Denton (ankle) and wing Lee Jones (shoulder), plus suspended lock Jim Hamilton, in missing the tour.
Flanker Kelly Brown (leg) missed the Six Nations and remains absent.
Weir has been preferred to Glasgow team-mate Ruaridh Jackson, while Warriors flanker Chris Fusaro and Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist can count themselves unfortunate not to have been selected.
The trio might well have travelled had New South Wales Waratahs not cancelled the non-Test match.
Scotland will be seeking to arrest the worst run since 1998 against Australia. Scotland beat the Wallabies in the last meeting in Edinburgh in November 2009, but are likely to be up against a second-string squad with Robbie Deans focusing on the Test series with Wales.
Should Scotland suffer an eighth straight Test loss, it would be the poorest sequence of results since the 1970s.
Hooker Ross Ford has retained the captaincy following the Six Nations.
Robinson added: "I felt he led the team well during the Six Nations in adverse conditions."
Backs J Ansbro (London Irish), M Blair, T Brown (both Edinburgh), C Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors), N De Luca (Edinburgh), M Evans (Castres), A Grove (Worcester Warriors), S Hogg (Glasgow Warriors), G Laidlaw (Edinburgh), S Lamont (Scarlets), M Scott (Edinburgh), T Visser (Edinburgh) and D Weir (Glasgow Warriors)
Forwards J Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), G Cross, R Ford (capt) (both Edinburgh), R Grant, R Gray, D Hall, R Harley, A Kellock (all Glasgow Warriors), S Lawson (Gloucester), E Murray (Newcastle Falcons), R Rennie (Edinburgh), T Ryder (Glasgow Warriors), A Strokosch (Gloucester), R Vernon (Sale Sharks) and J Welsh (Glasgow Warriors).