THE Borders episode of BBC Scotland’s Debate Night has been pushed back, meaning there is still time for Borderers to be part of the show.

Initially scheduled for October 28, the Borders edition of the popular topical programme, hosted by journalist Stephen Jardine, will now be aired on November 11.

The BBC is giving people the chance to apply to be part of the live virtual audience, with opportunities to ask the show’s guests questions.

Those interested are asked to fill out an application form that includes fields such as party allegiance and the subject they wish to discuss with the panel.

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The successful applicants will be in a position to field a question to some of Scotland’s key politicians and public figures.

The panel has yet to be announced for the November show.

The application form reads: “To take part you will need access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop or desktop computer and have a reliable internet connection.

"You will need to be available for no more than two hours on the evening of the programme for which you are applying.”

Applicants are chosen for a range of factors, such as voting history, views on big issues like EU membership and independence, gender, economic and ethnic background.