Plans to close 10 sheriff courts in Scotland in a bid to save money have been approved by the Scottish Government.
Duns Court, Peebles and Kirkcudbright could now close.
The changes, proposed by the Scottish Court Service, will also see seven justice of the peace courts closed, with business transferred elsewhere.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said the reforms were "justified".
Further consultations are set to take place.
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