Scotland Women suffered a disappointing start to the RBS 6 Nations campaign with defeat against England Women in St Albans.
A brave display at Old Albanians RFC was not enough to fend off the challenge of one of the best teams in the womens' game.
New Scotland caps Cara D'Silva and Donna McGrellis enjoyed excellent debuts but the English team were too strong on the day as they ran out 60-0 winners.
But Scotland Womens' new head coach Lee Adamson believes his team can take great heart from the performance.
He said: "Scotland have played against probably the best team in the Championship with a young and inexperienced side.
"We battled for 80 minutes, defended bravely - never shirking a challenge. This bodes well for the future as we look to improve in each game of the Championship."
Scotland captain Donna Kennedy underlined the bravery within the side when she stayed on the field despite suffering a dislocated thumb, while stand-off Erin Kerr was forced off the field with a shoulder injury near the end of the game.
However, Scotland No. 8 Kennedy insists the team can hold their heads high for the rest of the tournament.
Donna said: "We worked very hard and took them on up front. v "We are just looking forward to the next game against Wales next week at Meggetland."
Scotland Women play host to their Welsh counterparts on Saturday 10 February at Meggetland, Boroughmuir RFC, Colinton Road, Edinburgh (kick-off 1pm).
Tickets are priced at Â£5 for adults with children getting in for free. Ticket holders for the senior mens' game against Wales at Murrayfield can also gain free admittance to the game.