Scotland created the ideal launchpad for their two-Test tour to South Africa by clinically sweeping aside the challenge of the Barbarians at Murrayfield.
Chris Paterson emerged as the hero of the nine-try romp, claiming a personal haul of 31 points.
The Scots made a rousing start, opting to play a mixed early game as they combined handling sequences with kicks into space.
Hooker Scotty Lawson set up the first clear-cut scoring chance with a midfield break.
The move collapsed - but they picked up an easy three points via the boot of Paterson as the Barbarians defence crept offside and the home winger chipped over the penalty from point-blank range.
There was an immediate scare for Scotland as Irish flanker Kieran Dawson snapped up an opportunist touchdown.
He broke from the scrum swiftly to charge down a Mikey Blair clearance and was equally quick to react to pounce for the score in the corner. Chris Malone made the wide-angled conversion look simple.
Blair made instant amends at the other end just three minutes later, however. Skipper Jason White offloaded to Ally Hogg, whose lobbed short pass was snatched by Blair at the second attempt and he just had to go over the line.
Paterson added the extras to restore Scotland's slender advantage - and they wasted no time in grabbing their second try.
Barbarians skipper Will Greenwood spilled the ball in his own danger zone, leaving Andy Henderson with a formality of a task to scoop it up and cruise over. Paterson again converted.
The visitors were spurred into more attacking action of their own and Greenwood's link work paved the way for full-back Steve Hanley to sneak through for their second counter.
The frantic end-to-end action continued as Paterson bagged a brilliant solo touchdown, latching on to a pass from Blair and outstripping Hanley and Leon Lloyd to dash to glory from 50 metres. Then for good measure, he chipped over the conversion.
The Baa-Baas stepped up the pace in the build-up to the break but Glasgow's Canadian star Kevin Tkachuk let the ball slip from his grasp just before he reached the target.
Scotland made a spate of changes at the restart, with skipper White among those being given a breather.
The armband was handed to Paterson, whose first act of the half was to turn Marcus di Rollo's try into a seven-pointer.
And any prospect of a meaningful Barbarians fightback was snuffed out when substitute hooker Dougie Hall was driven over by his pack-mates for score number five, which Paterson converted from wide on the right.
Replacement scrum-half Sam Pinder then marked his maiden appearance in a Scotland jersey with a runaway try following a surge by Glasgow colleague Donnie Macfadyen, with Paterson maintaining his 100% kicking record.
The Barbarians refused to buckle completely and France centre Tony Marsh powered over for their third touchdown, converted by Malone.
Scotland replied positively to notch the half-century through Blair, who had returned to the fray on the wing as a rolling sub. Paterson banged over his seventh conversion.
He was back on target after it became Henderson's turn to complete his double with five minutes left.
And the stage was clear for Paterson to round off a fantastic performance with his second score - and his ninth conversion to take his points haul to 31.
England flanker James Haskell insists he will be pushing as hard as possible to be back from a toe injury in time to make his case for a spot in Eddie Jones' side looking to defend their RBS 6 Nations title next year.