Registration for the Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019-2020 is now open!  To enter - register your team here 

If you have any questions regarding your entry please contact

Whether you are experienced or new to debating - get involved with Scotland's biggest high school debating competition today.  Debating is a great way to not only start learning and developing new skills but it can also help to improve your public speaking skills and help develop your self-confidence!  David Blair, past participant and now a judge in the tournament, explains how being involved has helped him in his role as a solicitor:

How the debate works

Learn about the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament format, rules and timescales.

Information for teams

Find out how to enter a team for the debate and read case studies from past competitors.

Information for judges

Whether you're a law student, a trainee, a practicing or retired solicitor or just love debating, we'd love to hear from you!