The 23-year-old Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder is handed his first call-up as the national side prepare to take on Wales and Serbia in World Cup 2014 qualifying
The former Chelsea youth product, who was named the Seagulls' Player of the Season in 2011-12, has made 35 appearances for his club so far this campaign.
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Matt Phillips, Jamie Mackie, Leigh Griffiths, Lee Wallace and Phil Bardsley are all omitted from the party, Strachan's first selections for competitive fixtures after taking over the Scotland reins in January.
His men will first take on Wales on March 22, followed by their encounter with Serbia four days later.
Full Scotland squad to face Wales and Serbia:
Goalkeepers: Gilks (Blackpool), Marshall (Cardiff City), McGregor (Besiktas)
Defenders: Berra (Wolves), Caldwell (Wigan), Fox (Southampton), Hanley (Blackburn), Hutton (Mallorca), Martin (Norwich City), Mulgrew (Celtic), Webster (Hearts)
Midfielders: Adam (Stoke City), Bridcutt (Brighton), Burke (Birmingham), Commons (Celtic), Dorrans (West Brom), Forrest (Celtic), Mackay-Steven (Dundee United), McArthur (Wigan), Morrison (West Brom), Snodgrass (Norwich)
Forwards: Boyd (Hull City), Fletcher (Sunderland), McCormack (Leeds), Maloney (Wigan), Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps), Naismith (Everton), Rhodes (Blackburn)