Brian Taylor’s Big Debate: tomorrow!

August 26, 2010

Do you love a good debate, or have big questions to ask?

Brian Taylor’s Big Debate
a weekly BBC Radio Scotland radio show will be broadcast live from  The Hub, Royal Mile,  Edinburgh, chaired by  BBC Scotland’s  Political Correspondent Raymond Buchanan, focussing on  the  week’s biggest news stories.   The programme broadcasts with a panel in front of an audience, and takes a similar format to the BBC’s Question Time.

You are invited to come along and participate in the debate, as part of the audience for news, views and discussion. Please arrive 11:30 for 11:45 (the broadcast is from 12:15 -13:00). You are welcome to bring friends/family members too.

The panel will consist of four people, so far including:
Jonathan Mills             Director of the Edinburgh International Festival
Dr Richard Holloway      Former Bishop of Edinburgh and Doctor of
Stirling University
Joyce McMillan           Theatre Critic and Columnist for The Scotsman
Fourth panellist                TBC

So if you’d like to join in the debate with Brian’s lively panel, then please book your place in the audience by emailing

The audience is at the heart of this programme. Please submit questions relating to news stories which have appeared in the news during the week of the debate.  You can also send topical questions which you feel are relevant to you.  They should be brief and to the point – the more succinct the more chance of being picked. Please email your question to by Thursday 26th of August, with your mobile phone number too, please.

Here are some recent examples of programme questions:

-Does the panel believe that free personal care for older people should be continued and should not be subject to cuts?

– Is Curriculum for Excellence a good deal for our children and teachers?
– Is it right that MPs should not be allowed to employ members of their families?
Brian Taylor’s Big Debate
The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile,  Edinburgh, EH1 2NE

Friday 27th August, 12:15-13:00 (Arrive 11:30 for 11:45)

There’s a car park on Castle Terrace and including disabled parking spaces on Johnston Terrace

Brian Taylor took part in our Selected Works season in November 2009. You can read more about his selections in our Reading Room.

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