Scottish Rugby have announced that Ayr RFC have been successful in their bid for a Super Six spot.
Joining Ayr in the super six league will be Boroughmuir, Heriots, Melrose, Stirling and Watsonians. The sides who failed in their bid were Currie Chieftains, Dundee, Edinburgh Academicals, Gala, Hawick and Glasgow Hawks.
The change in league structure is set to come in for the 2019/20 season.
Speaking exclusively to ayrrugbyclub.co.uk President Billy McHarg expressed his delight in the announcement with: "I am grateful that all the hard work done on and off the pitch at Ayr RFC has been rewarded with a 'Super Six' franchise.
"The future of the club at the top end of Scottish Rugby has been secured for the next five years".