Ash Regan, one of the candidates for the leadership of the Scottish National Party (SNP), met with Permanent Secretary John-Paul Marks in Edinburgh on Friday to discuss her vision for Scotland if she became the first minister.
The other two candidates for the SNP leadership, Kate Forbes and Humza Yousaf, have also been offered meetings with the head of the civil service.
Regan said the meeting was a pleasure and allowed her to share her inclusive, positive vision for Scotland, which includes establishing an Independence commission on day one of her becoming first minister.
Ash Regan, a contender for the leadership of the SNP, met with Scotland's top civil servant, John-Paul Marks, to discuss her plans if she becomes Scotland's first minister.
She expressed an optimistic and inclusive vision for Scotland, which includes setting up an Independence Commission on the first day of her becoming the first minister.
Regan said her proposals were "positive, constructive and inclusive".
The other two candidates for the SNP leadership, Kate Forbes and Humza Yousaf, have also been offered meetings with the Permanent Secretary.
However, it is unclear whether they have taken up the offer yet.