A petition demanding that Brexit is stopped has reached one million signatures - including thousands in Tayside and Fife.
Nicola Sturgeon is to make a long-awaited speech on her independence plans to MSPs on Wednesday.
Brexit preparations in Scotland are costing nearly £100 million, new figures show.
SNP minsters faced fresh warnings that the widening of the tax gap between higher earners in Scotland and England risks driving workers away.
Nicola Sturgeon has lodged proposals to cancel recess at the Scottish Parliament amid the increasing threat of Scotland crashing out of the EU.
Taxpayers are set to pick up the tab for a Budget deal between the SNP and Greens to deliver more cash to local authorities.
A drinks body has called for Labour to abandon its plans for a new alcohol tax.
Scots would reject Nicola Sturgeon’s timetable for another referendum, according to a poll that shows support for independence at below 40%.
Ministers in Edinburgh will consider on Thursday whether to launch a round-the-clock emergency room for coping with no-deal Brexit.
Retailers have intervened over the Budget deadlock by warning any delay to Holyrood passing the £33 billion package could damage the high street.