BORDERERS are being offered the chance to be part of the audience as BBC Scotland's political television discussion show heads to the region.

Debate Night, hosted by Stephen Jardine, is set to be filmed in Kelso on Wednesday, September 27.

The show – which gives the audience the opportunity to put questions to the country’s decision-makers and public figures – is the only TV programme of its kind in Scotland.

A Debate Night spokesperson said: "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!

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

To apply for the free studio tickets, visit and click ‘Apply to the Audience’.

Filling out the online application takes two minutes. It's also accessible via mobile or tablet.

If you would like to attend with somebody, please ask them to apply too.