John Lamont has been appointed as a Scotland Office minister as Rishi Sunak finalises his reshuffle.
The MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, Lamont becomes parliamentary under secretary of state in the department.
He replaces Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid, who previously held the role.
It is the first ministerial position that Lamont has been appointed to since being elected as an MP in 2017.
Lamont served as parliamentary private secretary to the Foreign Office under Liz Truss, but resigned in June 2022 in order to vote against Boris Johnson in the vote of no confidence.
The Borders MP had backed Penny Mordaunt to become prime minister after Truss quit Downing Street.
Alister Jack retained his position as Scottish secretary under Rishi Sunak, having first taken the job in July 2019.
Following his appointment, Lamont said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as a minister at the Scotland Office.
“I look forward to working alongside the secretary of state as the UK Government continues to deliver for people in Scotland and we further strengthen our United Kingdom.
“We are facing unprecedented challenges at this time and we will continue to support people in all parts of the UK through these.”