BBC Scotland’s Debate Night 2021

16 September 2021

BBC Scotland’s Debate Night TV programme welcomes back studio audiences.

Debate Night Series 3BBC Scotland’s Debate Night TV programme is welcoming the return of audiences in the socially-distanced studio. Debate Night is the only TV programme of its kind in the country to allow people the chance to put their questions and comments to key decision-makers and public figures.

The programme broadcasts on all BBC Scotland’s output, BBC Scotland TV channel every Wednesday at 22:30, BBC Radio Scotland and repeated on BBC One Scotland after midnight.

They are looking for people from across Scotland to join (socially distanced), on the evening of the following dates:

  • Wednesday 29 September, Edinburgh
  • Wednesday 6 October, Stranraer
  • Wednesday 13 October, Stirling
  • Wednesday 20 October, Aviemore
  • Tuesday 2 November, Glasgow COP26 Special


How do I take part?

Visit and click 'Join the Audience', then select a location near you.  Filling out the online application will take two minutes!


Why be part of the audience?

It’s your questions that lead the discussion – the stories and experiences and opinions that you share. 

Debate Night is the only television programme of its kind in Scotland where you can put questions to some of our key decision-makers and public figures. 

Perhaps you run a business or are a frontline worker? You might be a parent, a carer or a student?  Retired, self-employed or just starting out in the workplace?  Whatever your situation, we want you to apply so Debate Night can hear from as many different voices as possible.