The Scottish Rugby Union have assured the three professional teams that their futures are secure for the next three years.
A question mark had hung over the Edinburgh Gunners, Glasgow Warriors and, especially, the newest professional team, The Borders, after the departures of David Mackay and chief executive Phil Anderton from the SRU.
But SRU interim chairman Fred McLeod has vowed to maintain the three professional sides for the next three years with additional funding.
He said: ''Our recent review has made it abundantly clear that our three professional teams are central to the development of Scotland's international teams.
"To that end, we must demonstrate a clear commitment to our professional tier.
"While we remain committed to seeking external investment for our professional teams, we must also look to create a more stable environment in which they can operate.''
Wales' acting head coach Rob Howley has given Sam Davies and Rory Thornton a boost ahead of the RBS 6 Nations by naming the uncapped Ospreys duo in his largely experienced squad for the Autumn Internationals.