Join the audience for Debate Night

A message from Debate Night presenter, Stephen Jardine:

We want the people of Scotland to have their say on BBC Scotland’s political discussion show!

BBC Scotland’s TV programme Debate Night is seeking people to join our studio audience.

The show is travelling across the country this autumn, and we would love to meet locals at these locations:

Wednesday 21 September              PAISLEY

Wednesday 28 September              DUNDEE

Wednesday 05 October                   STIRLING

Wednesday 12 October                   EDINBURGH

Wednesday 19 October                   GLASGOW

Wednesday 26 October                   DUMFRIES

Wednesday 02 November               ABERDEEN

Wednesday 09 November               EDINBURGH

How do I apply for free studio tickets?

Visit and click ‘Apply to the Audience’.

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

If you would like to attend with someone, 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, authors Alex Gray and Val McDermid, columnists Hugo Rifkind and Pat Kane, comedian Susie McCabe, Still Game actress Jane McCarry and former Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Piers Linney.

You can see previous episodes on the BBC iPlayer:

Best wishes,