Shadow Education Minister Jamie Halcro Johnston is backing plans to create a new rural teacher fund.
The proposal, announced by Scottish Conservative Leader Douglas Ross, is in response to longstanding staff shortages in schools across rural Scotland.
Mr Halcro Johnston, a Highlands and Islands MSP, said: “Our number one priority must be ensuring that children get the best possible start to their education in our schools.
“But far too many schools in my region, and across rural Scotland, are struggling to deliver the curriculum due to a lack of qualified teachers, and that is putting our children at a disadvantage.
“Schooling has been neglected by the SNP, and I am delighted that Douglas has placed it firmly at the top of the Scottish Conservative’s agenda for government.”