A product of Galashiels Academy, Chris Paterson represented Scottish Schools and Scotland Under-19 and made his debut in senior club rugby as an 18-year-old in 1996.
After turning professional with a brief spell at Glasgow, Paterson joined Edinburgh in 1999 and spent eight years with the Lothian club.
He made his debut for Scotland in the 1999 Rugby World Cup and would later become the only Scot to represent his country at four World Cups.
During his years with Edinburgh, he cemented his place in the Scotland team, playing on the wing, at full-back and fly-half, and developed his reputation as one of the best goal kickers in world rugby.
In 2007, Paterson left Edinburgh to join Gloucester, a move that saw him play club rugby outside his native Scotland for the only time. The move did not work out and he returned to Edinburgh a year later.
Between August 2007 and June 2008, Paterson's kicking ability shone through as he kicked 36 consecutive goals, a feat made even more impressive in that it included games at the 2007 Rugby World Cup and the 2008 Six Nations Championship.
Paterson's fourth and final World Cup saw him achieve the record number of appearances for a Scot at the tournament, winning his 15th World Cup cap in Scotland's defeat by England.
Paterson, who retires from all rugby after his final game for Edinburgh on Saturday, called time on his Scotland career in December 2011, finishing as the country's most capped player and highest ever points scorer, registering a total of 809 points from his 109 appearances.