Registration to participate in the Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2018/2019 has now closed.  Thank you for submitting your registration.  Confirmation will now be sent to all schools who entered and details of the draw will be issued soon.

Whether you are experienced or new to debating, get involved with Scotland's biggest high school debating competition today and help us celebrate it's 20th anniversary while learning and developing new skills!  David Blair, past participant and now a judge in the tournament, explains how being involved has helped him in his role as a solicitor:


Registrations will be acknowledged and further information relating to the draw will be sent out after the closing date.

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!