Scotland will be without Fraser Brown, George Horne and Alex Allan for the upcoming Six Nations campaign after the Glasgow trio were ruled out for lengthy periods. 

Warriors co-captain Brown is out for at least three months following further examination of the neck injury he suffered while playing for Scotland in their Autumn Nations Cup match against Ireland. 

Scrum-half Horne has been told he needs surgery on a foot injury which he developed while training with Scotland during the autumn and both players will miss the entire Guinness Six Nations campaign. 

Allan has had successful surgery on the Achilles injury he sustained while playing against Dragons in early December. The prop is expected to be unavailable for the remainder of the season. 

Scotland begin their campaign on 6 February away to England.