Ministers met in Edinburgh to consider measures ensuring “Scotland will still have food on the table” after Brexit.
Nicola Sturgeon chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government’s resilience committee on Thursday afternoon ahead of the UK’s scheduled departure date of March 29.
Ms Sturgeon earlier told Holyrood: “We will be looking at how – just three weeks from Thursday – we can secure medicine supplies in Scotland and how we can secure food supplies, so that we can make sure that people in Scotland still have food on the table.
“We will be looking at how we can protect our economy from the risk of being plunged into recession.
“All that time, all that effort and all that expense because a Tory Prime Minister refuses to rule out a no-deal Brexit.
Turning to Scottish Tory caretaker leader Jackson Carlaw, she said: “It is shameful that the Scottish Conservatives have not demanded that she do so.”
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday: “The Government is taking appropriate and responsible measures in the event that we end up with no deal, but there is a way to avoid no deal and that is to vote for the deal next week.”