Radio 4 independence debate: you can take part!

Referendum Debate chaired by James Naughtie from BBC Radio 4, 7th August, Edinburgh

We’re looking for a lively cross-section of groups/clubs/organisations to come along as part of the audience where you will be able to participate in the discussions. Ideally we’d be looking for around 4-6 people in each group – an even mix of YES and NO voters.

Please see below for more information. It would be great if people from your organisation could come along and represent yourselves and your wider area too.

I look forward to hearing from you!

All the best,

Lesley Haw

BBC Radio 4′s Chief Reporter on the referendum, James Naughtie, will chair a festival debate with a panel of well-known journalists and other prominent voices on one of the most important decisions in Scotland’s and the UK’s history.

In August both sides will be plotting their last pushes for the finish line ahead of the referendum polls on 18th September.

We’re looking for an audience of groups and societies combining different ages and backgrounds across Edinburgh, Fife and the Borders. We would like four-six people from your organisation to come along to this free event.

This will be your chance to have your say in front of a panel and audience on the issues that matter to you.

Please do join us for a lively debate during what will be the last leg of the crucial race against time for the YES and NO camps. This will be a pre-recorded debate broadcast on Radio 4 a week later.

PLEASE NOTE: It is vital in order to comply with BBC guidelines that we have a politically balanced audience. For example, a group of 2 YES people, 2 NO people and an UNDECIDED would be ideal. Each person who intends to come to the event will be asked to fill out a declaration form and email it to me before the debate with their name and how they intend to vote.

Location: Potterrow, Bristo Square, Edinburgh
Time: 19:30-21:00
Panel: We’ll bring you more information soon.
RSVP: Lesley.haw@bc.co.uk

We hope to see you debating on Thursday 7th August!

Yours sincerely,

Lesley Haw