Chris Paterson believes Scotland will learn from past mistakes when they head into this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship.
The 29-year-old versatile Gloucester back was in the Scotland side who dismally finished with the Six Nations wooden spoon earlier this year, after a campaign in which they even lost at Murrayfield to Italy.
But Scotland made partial amends with their run to the World Cup quarter-finals, and Paterson believes the galling 2007 6 Nations experience has prepared the team well for the coming months.
He told The Scotsman: "There were little high points, some good tries, the win over Wales and seeing our young players emerging and learning on the Test stage, but it was ultimately hugely disappointing that we didn't achieve our goals.
"The positive you have to take from it is that everybody, players and coaches, learned from that experience, we learned from the Rugby World Cup and I believe supporters will see a stronger Scotland squad in 2008 because of the disappointments we experienced in 2007."