Broadcast on 18 March 2014

BBC Scotland hosts a debate on Scottish Independence from the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy.

Duration: 1 hour.


  • James Cook.

Panel Members:

  • John Swinney MSP, Finance Secretary, SNP, Yes Scotland.

  • Jackie Baillie MSP, Welfare Spokeswoman, Scottish Labour, Better Together.

  • Tessa Hartman, Founder of the Scottish Fashion Awards, Better Together.

  • Michael Fry, Historian, Yes Scotland.

Main questions asked:

  • Is today's announcement from Scottish Labour too little, too late?

  • With numerous companies saying that they would leave Scotland if it became independent, what job opportunities would be available for my age group?

  • Does the panel believe that the BBC have been impartial in their coverage of the Scottish referendum?

  • With recent reported falls in North Sea oil revenues and associated tax receipts, would an independent Scotland be overly exposed to volatility in oil revenues?

  • The words on the Scottish mace, which are: wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity. Do we think that the politicians have demonstrated these qualities in the lead up to the referendum?