Scotland fly-half Adam Hastings will return to Glasgow Warriors in the summer, the club has announced. 

The 27-year-old will link up with Franco Smith’s squad following the conclusion of a three seasons with Gloucester,  where he has made 39 appearances and scored 326 points for the Cherry and Whites. 

Injury has hampered his time at Kingsholm, with the Scotland fly-half currently on the sidelines after being forced to withdraw from Scotland's Six Nations squad. 

Hastings has, though, earned 27 caps for his country, including at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan where he scored 26 of his side’s 61 points in the win over Russia .

Hastings said: “I’m hugely excited to be coming back to Glasgow.

“I’ve got so many good memories of my time at Scotstoun from the first time around, and the club played a really important role in shaping me into the player I am today.

Scotland Rugby News: Adam Hastings will return to Glasgow Warriors in the summer

“I’ve kept in touch with a few of the boys that were here when I was last with Glasgow, and I’ll catch up with them whenever I’m in Scotland camp and so on. I’ve got a lot of good friends in the squad, so it should be a really smooth transition."

Hastings will compete with Tom Jordan for the number 10 jersey, while Duncan Weir - understood to be close to signing a new contract - and Ross Thompson also on the club's books. 

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Hastings added: “There’s loads of depth in the back-line, and that’s really exciting for me.

"The brand of rugby that Franco has the team playing is exactly the kind of rugby I love to play, and I can’t wait to get out there and run about with the boys.

“I had a good chat with Franco [Smith] and the coaches before signing, and I was really impressed with their vision for the club, from the culture off the field to the brand of rugby on the field.

"It’s a really exciting time to be a Glasgow Warrior."

Hastings also said he believes he is a better player than the one that left for Gloucester three years ago.

Scotland Rugby News: Adam Hastings in action for a World XV last summerAdam Hastings in action for a World XV last summer (Image: PA)

“The more rugby you play, the more experience you get, and being able to have experienced the last three seasons at Gloucester I think has made me a more blended player and more mature player overall.

"I’d like to thank everyone at Gloucester, and I really want to wish them well."

Head Coach Smith added: “Adam’s addition to the squad continues to build our strength in depth ahead of next season.

“It’s great to welcome a former Warrior back into our environment, and his experience from other rugby environments will make him a real asset going forward.

“We’re looking forward to seeing how he can add value to our group as we develop as a squad.”

Scotland Rugby News: Adam Hastings will leave Gloucester at the end of the seasonAdam Hastings will leave Gloucester at the end of the season (Image: SNS)

Gloucester had already confirmed the signing of Wales international Gareth Anscombe for next season, and director of rugby George Skivington wished Hastings well for his move back to Scotstoun. 

Skivington said: "We’re extremely grateful to Adam for everything he’s given to the club in his time here. He’s a very talented rugby player and has contributed to some of our best moments over the last few seasons.

"The move back to Scotland offers Adam a great chance to put his injury trouble behind him and get a run of games for his new club, with the potential to put him back in international contention."