Scotland politics

Audience plea for TV debate programme

BBC audience
Image caption The audience appeal will run until Wednesday, 20 February

The BBC's Newsnight Scotland programme is appealing for members of the public to join its audience for a debate on the place of religion in modern Scotland.

The programme will examine the religious, ethical and moral landscape of Scotland.

With the help of its audience and panel, it will ask whether religion is purely a private matter or should faith groups play an active part in shaping public policy?

The programme will examine whether religious freedoms are being undermined and whether there should be continued provision for Catholic schools in Scotland's education system.

The Scottish independence referendum is due to take place in autumn 2014, but what hopes and concerns do religious and secular groups have for Scotland's future?

If you have views you would like to air or questions you would like answered, why not apply to be a member of the audience by using the form below.

The special debate will take place on Monday, 25 February, at BBC Scotland's Glasgow headquarters and participants will need to be available from 17:45 to 20:30.

Guidelines require the BBC to have a representative audience for this event.

To help us do this, we will ask all members of the audience whether they are associated with a political party or if they already have a view on the referendum on independence.

1. Name and address

2. Your Contact Details

3. What is your occupation?

4. To help us ensure a broad range of views, we'd like to ask if you've decided how you might vote in next year's independence referendum.

5. If there were a General Election tomorrow, which political party would you be most likely to vote for?

Other (please state)

6. Are you a member of a political party?

If Yes which party

7. The audience for BBC Scotland Debates is totally proactive and we wish to ensure that the opportunity to put forward questions and take part in the debates is given to those people wishing to participate. Would you please confirm that you are keen to get involved and if selected will ask your question.

8. Briefly, what is your view of the monarchy?

9. What two questions would you like to ask?

10. Which of these groups do you consider yourself to belong to?

Other (please specify)

11. Of what nationality do you consider yourself?

Other (please specify)

12. Do you consider yourself to have any disabilities?

13. If you are disabled, do you require wheelchair access?

14. Have you been on a BBC Scotland TV or Radio Debate before?

15. How old are you?

16. The information you provide will be collected by the BBC. Are you happy for your email details to be retained so that we may contact you about appearing in the audience for other BBC programmes?

* Required information

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