BBC Debate Night – upcoming dates


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

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

Wednesday 27 Sep – KELSO

Wednesday 04 Oct – PERTH

Wednesday 11 Oct – DUNFERMLINE

Wednesday 18 Oct – EDINBURGH

Wednesday 25 Oct – MOTHERWELL

Wednesday 01 Nov – STIRLING

Wednesday 08 Nov – ABERDEEN

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 authors Val McDermid and Alex Gray, comedians Jo Caulfield and Susie McCabe, footballers Pat Nevin and Michael Stewart, columnists Hugo Rifkind and Ayesha Hazarika, musician Ricky Ross, Lord Sugar’s advisor Mike Soutar from BBC The Apprentice and former Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Piers Linney.

You can see previous episodes on the BBC iPlayer: