Michael Tait, the 23-year-old former Scotland age-group centre, today joined Edinburgh Rugby from Newcastle Falcons on a deal running until summer 2015.
The son of the former cross-code internationalist, Alan Tait, he came off the bench to face Scarlets and Ospreys earlier this season while on loan to Edinburgh.
In a statement issued today by Edinburgh Rugby, Michael Tait said: “I’m really chuffed to get signed up.
“I couldn’t believe it when I heard from Edinburgh Rugby. I loved my time in September and wanted to stay but I was recalled by Newcastle.
“When I was there, the new coaches had just arrived and basically told us that it was hard work that was going to get us through the season.
“From there it was all about playing hard, training hard and sticking to the systems.
“That suits me well. I like to get down and work hard and the club and the players are certainly doing that.
“This is a massive opportunity. I’m going to grab it with both hands and give it everything I’ve got.”
Edinburgh Rugby head coach Alan Solomons added: “Michael is a young player who we saw briefly earlier this season, and who probably didn’t have enough time down at the club.
“What we did realise straight away is that he’s a really good team man that fits into the Edinburgh Rugby environment very well.
“He’s a bright young talent who comes out of the Borders region and this year-long contract will give him an opportunity to show what he can bring.”