Liberal Democrat Liam McArthur and the SNP’s Annabelle Ewing have been elected as deputy presiding officers at the Scottish Parliament.
Following several rounds of voting on Friday, MSPs elected Mr McArthur and Ms Ewing to the roles, succeeding Labour’s Lewis Macdonald and the SNP’s Linda Fabiani who did not seek re-election as MSPs.
They will assist Scottish Greens MSP Alison Johnstone who was elected as Holyrood’s presiding officer on Thursday.
Deputy presiding officers are able to act in place of the presiding officer such as chairing proceedings in the debating chamber.
Unlike Ms Johnstone, who is required to renounce her party affiliation during her term, Mr McArthur and Ms Ewing will be able to continue to support their parties.
They will also still be able to take part in parliamentary business such as speaking in debates and voting – unless they are chairing proceedings.