BBC Debate Night: audience invitation

A message from  Debate Night  presenter, Stephen Jardine:


Debate Night is BBC Scotland’s political discussion show and we want people to have their say.

The show is travelling across the country on Wednesday evenings, and we would love to meet locals at these locations:

Wednesday 25 January                    EDINBURGH

Wednesday 01 February                  GLASGOW (HEALTH SPECIAL)

Wednesday 08 February                  STIRLING

Wednesday 15 February                  INVERNESS

Wednesday 22 February                  BORDERS

Wednesday 01 March                      GLENROTHES

Wednesday 08 March                      RENFREWSHIRE

+ more dates are announced on the BBC website.

How do I apply for free studio tickets?

Visit  and click ‘Apply to the Audience’.

Filling out the online application takes two minutes!  It’s also accessible via mobile or tablet.

If you would like to attend with somebody, please ask them to apply too. 

Why be part of the audience?

Debate Night is the only television programme of its kind in Scotland.  It gives you the opportunity to put your questions to the country’s decision-makers and public figures.

We want people from all walks of life.  You might be a parent, a carer or a student?  Perhaps you run a business or are a frontline worker?  Retired, self-employed, unemployed or just starting out in the workplace – we need you.

It’s your questions, stories, experiences and opinions that lead our discussion – so we couldn’t do it without you!

Our panels are a great mix of people. Recent guests to join our politicians include musician Ricky Ross, comedians Jo Caulfield and Susie McCabe, authors Alex Gray and Val McDermid, historian Sir Tom Devine, columnists Hugo Rifkind and Pat Kane,  Still Game  actress Jane McCarry and former  Dragons’ Den  entrepreneur Piers Linney.

You can see previous episodes on the BBC iPlayer:

Know someone else who might be interested?

Help us spread the word by sharing this message with colleagues, friends and family.

Best wishes,

Stephen Jardine, and the Debate Night Audience Team

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