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Plans to restructure the court service in Scotland are to come under scrutiny from the Scottish Parliament's Justice committee.
The cost cutting proposals include the closure of sheriff courts in Duns, Kirkcudbright, and Peebles.
There are also proposals to close the Justice of the Peace court in Annan.
Jim Hume MSP and Councillor Catriona Bhatia explain why they want to see court services in Peebles retained:
Campaigners against plans to close Peebles Sheriff Court have held a demonstration outside the court.
Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume was joined by councillor Catriona Bhatia and members of the public to show their support for keeping the court open.
The Scottish Government has approved plans to close 10 courts, including Peebles and Duns, in a bid to save money.
The Scottish Justice committee has called for submissions on the issue by tomorrow (21st May).