Scotland Election 2016

Holyrood 2016: Audience appeal for BBC Scotland leader debate on 1 May

Kezia Dugdale, Willie Rennie, Patrick Harvie, Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson
Image caption Leader panel - Kezia Dugdale, Willie Rennie, Patrick Harvie, Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson

The second BBC Scotland leaders' debate will take place on 1 May - days before the Scottish Parliament election.

And members of the public are being invited to join the audience.

In the spotlight will be the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon; Labour's Kezia Dugdale; Conservative Ruth Davidson; the Lib Dem's Willie Rennie and Patrick Harvie of the Greens.

The debate will take place at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, and will be chaired by the BBC's Sarah Smith.

Potential audience members need to be available from 18:30 to 21:00.

Voters go to the polls on 5 May to elect their new constituency and regional MSPs. You can follow extensive coverage of the election campaign and results as they happen on TV, radio and online.


What are the details?

  • When - Sunday, 1 May
  • Where - Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
  • How long - Audience members must be available from 18:30 to 21:00
  • The leaders - Nicola Sturgeon (SNP); Kezia Dugdale (Scottish Labour); Ruth Davidson (Scottish Conservative); Willie Rennie (Scottish Liberal Democrat) and Patrick Harvie (Scottish Greens)
  • The host - The BBC's Sarah Smith