BBC Scotland's political discussion show Debate Night will film in Ayrshire this week.

And the production team are looking for people from across the area to apply for free tickets to take part.

Filming will take place in Troon from 6pm onwards this Wednesday, May 10 - though the BBC is keeping exact details of the venue under wraps.

Hosted by Stephen Jardine, Debate Night is the only television programme of its kind in Scotland.

It gives you the opportunity to put your questions to the country’s decision-makers and public figures.

A BBC spokesperson said: "We want people from all walks of life. You might be a parent, a carer or a student? Perhaps you run a business or are a frontline worker? Retired, self-employed, unemployed or just starting out in the workplace - we need you.

"It’s your questions, stories, experiences and opinions that lead our discussion - so we couldn’t do it without you!

"Our panels are a great mix of people. Recent guests to join our politicians include musician Ricky Ross, footballers Pat Nevin and Michael Stewart, authors Alex Gray and Val McDermid, comedians Jo Caulfield and Susie McCabe, columnists Hugo Rifkind and Pat Kane, Still Game actress Jane McCarry and former Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Piers Linney.

To apply for free studio tickets, visit and click ‘Apply to the Audience’.

You can see previous episodes on the BBC iPlayer.