THE three SNP leadership candidates will hit Scotland’s capital this evening as the hustings events reach their final stages.

Ash Regan, Humza Yousaf and Kate Forbes will be bidding to impress members in Edinburgh following two TV debates on STV and Channel 4 plus several other regional hustings events.

From Monday, members will be able to vote for who they think should be Scotland's new first minister.

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A poll of party voters on Thursday commissioned by Channel 4 News showed Forbes and Yousaf were neck and neck to win the contest.

When are the hustings?

The hustings will take place on Friday, March 10, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

How can I watch?

Anyone wishing to watch this evening should head over to the SNP’s FacebookYouTube or Twitter channel where a livestream should be available at the beginning of the event.

What are the big issues?

There have been big talking points since the STV debate on Tuesday, with Forbes questioning Yousaf’s record in government and whether he is a competent politician.

Candidates have been quizzed on a variety of issues this week including their plans for achieving independence and how they propose to build support, how they will tackle poverty and help Scots during the cost of living crisis, how they view the monarchy and whether they feel Scotland should rejoin the EU post-independence.