The First Minister has said she is “confident” the work of North-east MPs will be recognised on June 8.
Nicola Sturgeon made the remarks while visiting Dreams Daycare in Insch, ahead of the General Election next month.
Ms Sturgeon said her visit highlights the SNP’s commitment to double the provision of state-funded early years education and childcare.
The Scottish Conservatives have several target seats in Scotland including West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, held by SNP MP Stuart Donaldson, and Moray, represented by SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson.
Ms Sturgeon also went on the campaign trail in Turriff with Dr Eilidh Whiteford during her North-east visit.
The SNP MP represents Banff and Buchan, which includes the major fishing ports of Fraserburgh and Peterhead and was one of the few areas that voted for Brexit.
But the First Minister said: “Eilidh is a strong, committed, hardworking MP.
“She is a real champion for the North-east and everybody here knows that.
“We’re confident that we have strong, committed hardworking MPs here in the North-east and that will be recognised here just as it is across the rest of Scotland.”
Ms Sturgeon said the SNP “always has and always will” stand up for Scottish fishing.
She added: “We have been longstanding critics over many years and many elections of the Common Fisheries Policy.
“It’s the Tories who have repeatedly sold out Scottish fishing, they once described them as expendable and the Brexit white paper makes clear that they want to bargain over other European countries’ access to Scottish fishing waters.”
The First Minister said the SNP’s policy on childcare was about giving the nation’s children the “best start in life”.
She added: “So this is a win-win policy, it helps young people but it also helps families as well and it particularly helps mothers who want to get back into the workplace.”