Scotland's Ross Rennie has his sights set on promotion to the Aviva Premiership following his move to Bristol.
The 28-year-old has been on loan at the Memorial Ground club from Edinburgh, and has secured a two-year contract with the Championship leaders.
"I've enjoyed my time on loan and it's exciting to stay and push on for a place in the Premiership," said Rennie.
The back-row made 91 appearance for Edinburgh in nine seasons at the club.
"Edinburgh is my home town and I love the club, but the time is right to pursue a new challenge in Bristol," he added.
"I'd like to thank everybody at Edinburgh Rugby, I've had an incredible time playing there and will hold many fond memories."
Rennie was joined at Bristol on loan by hooker Stuart McInally, who will return to Edinburgh at the end of the season.