The date of the second Scottish Leaders’ debate has been revealed ahead of the Scottish Election 2021. 

The second debate will be held this month with all parties now in campaign mode ahead of the vote on May 6.

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When is the STV Leaders’ Debate?

The second leaders’ debate will be held on April 13 where viewers can see the Scottish Parliament leaders go head-to-head again on important issues like Scottish independence and recovery after the Covid pandemic. 

What channel is it on?

Viewers can watch the debate on STV from April 13 with the debate taking place from 7.30pm to 9pm. 

Who will take part in the Scottish Election debates?

The details of the debate have been revealed.

The STV debate will be hosted by the channel's political editor, Colin Mackay.

Nicola Sturgeon for the SNP will once again be up against Douglas Ross from the Scottish Conservatives, Anas Sarwar from Scottish Labour and Willie Rennie from the Lib Dems.  Patrick Harvie will represent the Scottish Greens this time. 

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What is the format of the debate?

The debate will begin with opening statements from each party leader, followed by discussion, cross-examination between the leaders and closing statements.

Will Alex Salmond be in the debate?

Alex Salmond has not been invited to take part despite writing to the broadcaster urging it to include his Alba party.

George Galloway and the “All For Unity” group threatening to launch legal action against the BBC and STV over leader debates in the run-up to the Scottish Parliament election.

What other coverage are STV offering for the debate?

Linda Grimes Douglas, head of news and current affairs at STV, said: “It’s a hugely exciting time for Scottish politics and our team is primed and ready to bring viewers the most comprehensive coverage of Election 2021."

Following the debate, there will be analysis and discussion on Scotland Tonight later that evening at 10.40pm.