Nicola Lorraine Howat started playing rugby in her third year at Bell Baxter High School. She also played for Howe of Fife before moving to study in Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh University student is currently in her third year of a Veterinary Medicine degree.
Howat made the starting XV in her first cap for Scotland against France in the 2018 Six Nations.
Howat played for the Scotland U20s against Belgium in 2016 and was also part of the Sainsburies Schools Games U19 7s in 2014.
Date of birth: 25/03/97
Scotland Debut: March 2018
Place of birth: Melrose
Spain, Ireland (replacement), France, England
France (replacement), Italy, Canada