STV announces Nicola Sturgeon and Johann Lamont referendum debate

Deputy First Minister and Scottish Labour leader will debate on Scotland Tonight on February 25.

The two most senior women in Scottish politics will go head-to-head in an STV debate on independence.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont will face each other in a live Scotland Tonight special, the fourth such programme to be broadcast in the run up to September's referendum.

Ms Sturgeon and Ms Lamont will argue their constitutional cases in a debate to be aired on STV at 10.30pm on Tuesday, February 25.

Gordon Macmillan, head of news at STV, said: “With the independence referendum just over seven months away, STV will continue to bring viewers all the news, analysis and discussion in the lead-up to the big event.

“We aired three successful Scotland Tonight referendum specials in 2013 and as the debate intensifies over the coming months we will provide a platform for opinions from both sides of the debate.”

The programme will be hosted by Scotland Tonight’s two presenters, John MacKay and Rona Dougall. There will be live reaction from political analysts in the studio and viewers via Twitter and Facebook.

The debate will be streamed live on www.stv.tv/scotlandtonight and will be available on the STV Player. Viewers are encouraged to interact with #scotnight on @ScotlandTonight.

Scotland Tonight is the most-watched Scottish current affairs programme, reaching 425,000 viewers every week. Audience interaction via social media is a key element of the programme and the Scotland Tonight Twitter account now has over 18,000 followers.

The previous Scotland Tonight Referendum Special debates featured Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon debating with then Scottish Secretary Michael Moore, current Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael and Scottish Labour deputy leader Anas Sarwar.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. At least 6 characters please. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
At least 6 characters please
ShowHide
This field is required. At least 6 characters please.
You have to be 16 or over to join
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
Type your full postcode and select your address This field is required. It doesn't look like you've entered a valid postcode. Can't find your address? Confirm the details you've given us are correct by clicking here

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any issues contact us.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.