England-born Tim Swinson was eligible to play for Scotland through his grandmother

Former Scotland international Tim Swinson has come out of retirement to join Premiership side Saracens.

The 33-year-old second row, who won 38 international caps, had called time on his 14-year professional career in May.

He spent eight years with Glasgow Warriors, winning the 2015 Pro12 title, having joined from Newcastle in 2012.

“Tim’s an incredibly experienced player who we believe can have a positive influence on some of our young locks,” director of rugby Mark McCall said.