Grant Gilchrist is set to make his Scotland debut after being named on Wednesday in the team to face France in the final round of Six Nations matches on Saturday.
The Edinburgh lock comes in for the injured Richie Gray in one of two changes to the team that lost 28-18 to Wales at Murrayfield last weekend.
The other change sees Alasdair Strokosch replace Rob Harley at blindside flanker.
Scotland are bidding to secure a second-place finish in this year's tournament and condemn winless France to last place.
Scotland team to play France in the Six Nations match in Paris on Saturday (2000GMT kick-off):
Stuart Hogg; Sean Maitland, Sean Lamont, Matt Scott, Tim Visser; Duncan Weir, Greig Laidlaw; Johnnie Beattie, Kelly Brown (capt), Alasdair Strokosch; Jim Hamilton, Grant Gilchrist; Euan Murray, Ross Ford, Ryan Grant
Replacements: Dougie Hall, Moray Low, Geoff Cross, Alastair Kellock, Ryan Wilson, Henry Pyrgos, Ruaridh Jackson, Max Evans