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Think you know everything about independence vote?

Stewart Brewing in Loanhead has developed the Aye, Naw, Maybe Beer Opinion Poll.

Stewart Brewing in Loanhead has developed the Aye, Naw, Maybe Beer Opinion Poll.

Do you feel you have enough information to make your mind up when it comes to voting in the independence referendum?

As Midlothian residents prepare to make what is arguably the nation’s most important decision in its history, the Advertiser is planning to hold a public debate on the issue.

We’ve assembled a special panel – three from the Yes camp and three from the No – to take part in a Question Time-style discussion.

And we’re inviting our readers to take part as members of the audience – plus we want your suggestions for questions to put to the panel.

The idea came about after Councillor Adam Montgomery (Lab) challenged Councillor Peter de Vink (Ind) to a public debate on independence, as reported in the Advertiser at the time.

Advertiser editor Jo Robinson said: “Adam asked if I would organise and chair the debate and I was delighted to accept. I started thinking about the best format to use and basing it on TV’s Question Time seemed ideal as it would mean our readers could take part.

“It’s one of the most important things I’ve been involved in as an editor and we’re really excited about it at the Advertiser.”

Midlothian MSP Colin Beattie (SNP) and Councillor Ian Baxer (Green) will join the Yes panel, with Neil Findlay MSP and Councillor Alex Bennett joining the No’s.

The debate will take place at McSence Business Park in Mayfield on Thursday, April 3, from 7-9pm. It is free to attend, but numers are limited, so please email us to book your place here. Also use this method to send us your suggestions for questions to put to the panel.

If you don’t have access to email, call our newsdesk on 0131 561 6614.

 

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