A POPULAR BBC Scotland show is set to come to Galashiels next week.

Debate Night – hosted by Stephen Jardine – is a weekly political audience discussion TV programme similar to Question Time.

An episode of the show is set to be filmed in Galashiels on Wednesday (May 1). 

And Borderers are being offered the opportunity to be in the studio audience.

A spokesperson said: “Debate Night is the only television programme of its kind in Scotland.  With a UK general election looming, there’s never been a better time 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 authors Val McDermid and Alex Gray, columnists Owen Jones, Hugo Rifkind and Ayesha Hazarika, comedians Karen Dunbar and Susie McCabe, footballers Pat Nevin and Michael Stewart, The Inbetweeners producer Chris Young, Lord Sugar's advisor Mike Soutar from BBC The Apprentice and former Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Piers Linney.”

Visit www.bbc.co.uk/debatenight and click ‘Apply to the Audience’.