Nicola Sturgeon is expected to say an SNP victory in the General Election in Scotland would give her a mandate to demand the Prime Minister includes the Scottish Government at the Brexit negotiating table.
However, critics are concerned that Ms Sturgeon may have over-played her hand by demanding that Theresa May agree to a second referendum on the independence question when the polls suggest there is still a slim majority in Scotland in favour of remaining part of the UK.
Scotland's First Minister made it clear that the general election would be the main focus for her party (SNP) and that she hopes it will give Scotland a "stronger voice" in formulating Brexit terms, and eventually, demanding another independence referendum.
Interviewed on The Andrew Marr Show, she said: "My position is I want Scotland to be in the EU".
"So I was simply saying that there may be the prospect of a phased return for Scotland to the European Union where we would be in Efta, the EEA, on an interim basis".
"We have to set that out at the time because there are still some uncertainties, many uncertainties, around the Brexit process".
Ms Sturgeon then went on to explain why she felt that leaving the European Union would have huge significance for universities and "St Andrews in particular".
A "meltdown" in the Labour Party means Scottish voters must vote SNP to rein in an "unfettered, out-of-control" Tory government, Nicola Sturgeon believes.
She has also delayed setting out how she will press on with preparing for that referendum until after the election.
"The implication hangs in the air: those who are not orthodox, or do not follow the right way are foreign, we are alien, we are other", she said.
She said: "My message in this election on Brexit is, whether you vote Leave or whether you were Yes or No in 2014, if you vote SNP you're strengthening my hand to make sure that Scotland's voice is heard in these negotiations, that we don't sacrifice jobs and the economy, and that we can press the case for Scotland's place in the single market".
Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie said: "Nicola Sturgeon is selling out pro Europeans to win back Brexit supporters with this watered down policy on Europe".
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale told the BBC News Channel: "I know they (the SNP) are screaming and shouting just now and delighting in the result, but the reality is the SNP took every single seat in that city in 2015, every single seat in 2016, they should have walked it".
Ms Sturgeon's comments on a future Scottish currency came as she confirmed that no patient data had been lost in the ransomware attack on NHS computer systems.
She admitted "we have a particular challenge" in those areas, adding: "I absolutely, readily accept there are areas where we need to do better".
However, Ms Sturgeon said she was not concerned about losing the seat.
The election of Alex Salmond to the leadership in 1990 proved significant.