A study that recommended the sheriff courts in Jedburgh and Selkirk be allowed to remain open has been approved by the Scottish Court Service Board.
The feasibility report concluded the best way to keep an integrated justice service in the Borders would be to keep the courts in the two towns, which have up until now been threatened with closure.
The study will be considered by the Scottish Borders Council at its meeting later this week.
Around 2,000 people are expected at the first Riverside Rock festival, in Jedburgh this weekend.
80's band Big Country are the headline act on Saturday 21 June. Bands from the Borders and further afield will also play at the Riverside Rugby Park. Organisers hope the festival won't be a one-off.
16 and 17-year-olds are voting for the first time in September, but some still think of young people as apathetic and ill-informed about politics. Yet new research from the University of Edinburgh suggests the referendum is challenging that stereotype.
Joe Pike has been to Jedburgh where enthusiasm for debate is growing:
'Born in the Borders' visitor centre has opened near Jedburgh. It showcases products from more than 70 local suppliers from the South of Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland.
Below it's explained why the centre will only sell local produce:
A visitor centre has opened up near Jedburgh that only sells produce from the South of Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland.
The Born in the Borders Visitor Centre showcases products from more than 70 local suppliers in its food and drink shop, goods and gift shop and cafe.
Borders musician Lori Watson sang and performed a specially written song called 'Born in the Borders' at the official launch today.
The remains of a building thought to have been built in the 11th or 12th Century have been uncovered by archaeologists in Jedburgh.
The site, opposite Mary Queen of Scots House, has been earmarked for building accommodation on.
The discovery of what appears to be a house with a fireplace, and artefacts, means the planning for flats is to be reconsidered with the remains kept accessible.
Archaeologists are working to identify exactly what period the remains are from. Meanwhile, they have been covered up for protection.
The MSP for South Scotland Jim Hume is leading a campaign to try and prevent the closure of sheriff courts in Selkirk and Jedburgh.
This follows the decision to shut courts in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, as well as at Duns and Peebles as part of a cost cutting exercise by the Scottish Government.
Jim Hume and Willie Rennie Scottish Lib Dem leader tell us about the campaign:
MSP for South Scotland Jim Hume is leading a campaign to try and prevent the closure of Sheriff courts in Selkirk and Jedburgh.**
Discussions about doing that and opening a central justice centre in the borders in Galashiels are being held in Edinburgh.**
A group of protesters met in Selkirk today along with Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie.
The decision to shut courts in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, and Duns and Peebles has already been made as part of a cost cutting exercise by the Scottish Government.
A rally is being held this afternoon to protest against the possible closure of sheriff courts in the Borders.
The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie, will join local MSP Jim Hume at Selkirk Sheriff court later.
It's a murder which has shocked a quiet community and puzzled detectives. But today a 10 thousand pound reward was offered to catch the killer of a grandmother battered to death as she stayed at a friend's luxury home.
Valerie Graves was found dead at the waterside property in Bosham near Chichester on December 30th. She was staying there over Christmas with her mother, sister and sister's partner.
Police say a hammer found near the house was used to kill Valerie. Sarah Cooper reports.