A lovely hazy day. N.W. I did not hear thunder but there was some. Cycled to Hospital, Johnstone, Ashybank Terrace [?] + up Forest Road + then at 12 left for Midburn to see Mary Miller. Went via Grundiston, Appletreehall, Hornshole + Ashybank to Hawthornside [Hobkirk] + Midburn [Hobkirk]1. Mary Miller was out + I returned via Hobkirk, Bedrule, Denholm + Minto = 40.3 [miles] or, including the town work, 42.3. Took my tea behind plantation at Upper Tofts [Cavers]. On the way home it was very black + oppressing in the E. + S. Walked down to Hospital after dinner to see James Freer who looked like sinking.
1 Ashybank is in the Dunsdale area of Selkirk, adjacent to the Shaw Burn, approximate grid reference NGR NT546,176; and Hawthornside, NT568,119 and Midburn NT568,111, both Hobkirk Parish
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]