Broadcast on 15 April 2014

BBC Scotland's independence referendum debate from 15 April 2014, as filmed at the Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall on Orkney.

Duration: 1 hour.


  • James Cook.

Panel Members:

  • Angela Constance MSP, Minister for Youth Employment, SNP, Yes Scotland.

  • Lesley Riddoch, Broadcaster and Journalist, Yes Scotland.

  • Brian Wilson, Former Labour MP, Better Together.

  • Alastair Carmichael MP, Scottish Secretary, Liberal Democrats, Better Together.

Main questions asked:

  • Would Scottish Independence be cataclysmic for the western world?

  • Will Nicola Sturgeon's call for the Scottish Labour Party to reclaim its roots fall on deaf ears?

  • Recent polls have shown that less than a third of women support independence. I wonder if the panelists would have a theory as to why that was?

  • Would the future for the renewables industry be more secure in an independent Scotland?