Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has been promoted to a junior ministerial role in the UK Government.
The Scottish Conservative MP will take up the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Scotland Office.
He will work under Secretary of State for Scotland Allister Jack and alongside Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Iain Stewart, who was also appointed today.
Commenting, David said, " I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Scotland Office.
I have also been appointed the role of Government Whip.
One of my focuses in the Scotland Office will be ensuring Scottish livelihoods as well as lives are protected, as we start to slowly and carefully lift some of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
I will also be focusing on Agriculture, Fisheries and Energy as well as helping with the continuing programme of city and region growth deals around Scotland.
Of course, my parliamentary and constituency team and I will also continue to serve and represent the people and businesses of Banff and Buchan as Member of Parliament."