2002: First comes to prominence helping Boroughmuir win the Melrose Sevens.
First capped for Scotland in a 26-23 loss to Canada in Vancouver.
2002-12: Plays with Edinburgh Rugby in the Celtic League.
2003: Second choice scrum-half to skipper Bryan Redpath in Rugby World Cup.
2004: Makes the quarter-finals of the old Heineken Cup with Edinburgh.
2008: Leads Scotland to victory in the Calcutta Cup.
Nominated for the IRB Player of the Year award.
2009: Tours with the Lions to South Africa.
2012: Makes the semi-finals of the old Heineken Cup with Edinburgh.
2012-13: Plays one season with Brive in the Top 14.
2013: Retires from international rugby as the most capped Scotland scrum-half with 85 appearances.
2013-15: Plays with newcastle in the aviva premiership.
2015-16: Fulfils one season of a two-year deal with glasgow.
2016: Retires from rugby after suffering two bad concussions in the space of three months to concentrate on coaching.