The Scottish Parliament returns from its summer break on Tuesday. First Minister Alex Salmond will announce the Government's legislative programme, including plans for a vote on Scottish independence.
The issue of same sex marriage and alcohol pricing is also expected to feature in his speech.
Dairy farmers have been protesting over a planned cut to milk prices.
A series of price cuts will take effect in August - seeing value decrease by 2 pence per litre.
Hundreds of farmers met in London to demand an immediate reversal in what they call an 'unsustainable' fall.
Unions say from the Scottish Borders to Northumberland and beyond, more and more farmers are struggling to survive.