BBC Scotland’s Debate Night

16 September 2022

BBC Scotland’s political debate programme Debate Night returns to the TV next week with an autumn season. 

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

A message from Debate Night presenter, Stephen Jardine.

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:

  • 21st September: Paisley
  • 28th September: Dundee
  • 5th October: Stirling
  • 12th October: Edinburgh
  • 19th October: Glasgow
  • 26th October: Dumfries
  • 2nd November: Aberdeen
  • 9th 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 Gameactress Jane McCarry and formerDragons’ Denentrepreneur Piers Linney.