Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will take part in talks over the independence referendum today.
Ms Sturgeon is to meet Scotland Office Minister David Mundell to discuss how the vote should be held.
It comes the day after she was given a key role in the run up to the ballot, planned for autumn 2014.
On Wednesday, Ms Sturgeon left the job of Health Secretary to become the new Infrastructure, Investment and Cities Secretary in a Cabinet reshuffle.
Part of her remit will include government strategy and the constitution, with preparations for the independence referendum part of that.
The meeting with Mr Mundell also comes the day after the Deputy First Minister suggested a deal on the staging of the vote could be agreed within a few weeks.
Talks have been taking place between the UK and Scottish governments, but have so far failed to reach an agreement on key issues including the question or questions that should be asked, as well as if 16 and 17-year-olds should be able to take part.
Yesterday Ms Sturgeon told BBC Radio Scotland she hoped issues regarding the referendum process would be "settled over the next few weeks".
She added: "I believe the Prime Minister has said that he is going to meet Alex Salmond to get these process issues sorted out.
"That will happen over the next few weeks. I hope we can come to a good resolution of these issues, but a resolution that respects what I think is the fundamental principle here, that Scotland's referendum should be built in Scotland.
"It's not for Westminster to dictate the terms of the referendum.
"The important thing is we both talk to each other to get these issues of process resolved, which I think there is a will on both sides to do, then let's get on with the substantive debate."
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said last week the terms of the ballot should be agreed by the UK and Scottish governments within the next two months.
A Scotland Office spokesman said: "We are pleased that today's meeting with the new Minister will go ahead.
"We hope that, as with previous meetings between David Mundell and Bruce Crawford, both sides can gain a better understanding of the practical issues that will pave the way to further substantive discussions."
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