De­bate Night date

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

The BBC Scot­land chan­nel is bring­ing its new dis­cus­sion pro­gramme to Dal­beat­tie next Sun­day.

And the broad­caster is look­ing for an en­thu­si­as­tic lo­cal au­di­ence to take part in its De­bate Night show.

Ap­pli­ca­tions have opened to any­one wish­ing to take the panel to task on the big is­sues of the day.

Doon­hamer Stephen Jar­dine, the show’s pre­sen­ter, is thrilled to be re­turn­ing to his na­tive re­gion.

“Having been born and brought up in the area, I love Dum­fries and Gal­loway,” Mr Jar­dine, 55, said.

“For me, it is one of the most beau­ti­ful parts of Scot­land but it has its own chal­lenges and is­sues.

“So our visit with De­bate Night is a great op­por­tu­nity to hold our politi­cians to ac­count and to make the rest of the coun­try sit up and take no­tice.”

Mr Jar­dine, who is the son of for­mer Queen of the South chair­man Bill Jar­dine, added: “This is a great chance for every­one to have their say on what re­ally mat­ters to them.

“I’d like to see as many lo­cal peo­ple as pos­si­ble in the au­di­ence on the night.”

Film­ing will take place in the Heughan Hall at Dal­beat­tie High School on the af­ter­noon of May 5.

De­tails on how to ap­ply to be in the au­di­ence are on the web­site

The panel of politi­cians and peo­ple in public life has yet to be de­cided.

Show host Pre­sen­ter Stephen Jar­dine will be in Dal­beat­tie next month

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