A television debate show will be filmed in Johnstone next month.

BBC Scotland’s Debate Night, presented by Stephen Jardine, will coming to Johnstone Town Hall on Wednesday 14th of February.

Debate Night, similar to Question Time, but solely based in Scotland are inviting local recidents to be part of the auduance.

Stephen Jardine, the shows presenter, said: “Debate Night thrives on a strong live audience, and with a UK general election looming, there’s never been a better time for the people of Scotland to put their 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.”

If you would like to apply to be part of the studio audance ont he night, visit www.bbc.co.uk/debatenight and click ‘Apply to the Audience’.

Our panels are a great mix of people. Recent guests to join our politicians include authors Val McDermid and Alex Gray, musicians Ricky Ross and Pat Kane, columnists Hugo Rifkind, Jim Spence and Ayesha Hazarika, footballers Pat Nevin and Michael Stewart, comedians Jo Caulfield and Susie McCabe, Lord Sugar’s advisor Mike Soutar from BBC The Apprentice and former Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Piers Linney.




By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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