Newly elected Caithness, Sutherland and Ross MSP Maree Todd has been appointed as minister for public health, women's health and sport.
Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch MSP Kate Forbes has said she is "delighted" to be reappointed to the cabinet with an expanded portfolio.
The win came at the expense of Labour which lost one of its two seats from 2016 while the SNP and Greens held at one MSP each
Maree Todd has vowed to stand up for people across the north Highlands after winning the Caithness, Sutherland and Ross seat at Holyrood.
She fought off a strong challenge from Liberal Democrat newcomer Molly Nolan
The returning officer confirmed that the ballot verification is 'well under way' for the three constituency seats to be declared today
Voters across the north of Scotland are heading to the polls today after campaigning in the Scottish Parliamentary elections came to a close yesterday
The Greens' lead candidate for the Highlands and Islands, Ariane Burgess, wants land reform to be a top priority for the next Scottish Parliament.
The regional list hopeful says it is time 'to rediscover some of the Highland radicalism that existed' and bring the people into politics
Chamber Comment by Trudy Morris
The final part of our pre-election series examining how the Holyrood hopefuls would tackle the key issues in the Highlands
The penultimate part of our ongoing series about the key issues affecting the Highlands in the next parliament
Maree Todd, the SNP candidate for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, says she is backing citizens' assemblies as a way of empowering communities.