Borders MP "extremely disappointed" with court closures

Borders MP Michael Moore has expressed his disappointment following the announcement last week that the Scottish Court Service has recommended the closure of Duns courts:

“I am extremely disappointed to see that the SCS are still recommending that the Sheriff and Justice of the Peace courts in Duns should be closed.

“I believe that this move would constrain access to justice in Berwickshire because it will force local people to travel further to have their cases heard.

“It is now up to the Scottish Government to decide whether to take these recommendations forward and I am strongly urging them not to do so for the sake of our local justice system here in the Borders.”

– Michael Moore MP

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Local Scottish Court closures

Plans to close 10 sheriff courts in Scotland in a bid to save money have been approved by the Scottish Government.