5 July 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Wind round to W. but almost imperceptible. A rather chilly day but with sunshine at times. Perfect for cycling. Left about 10 + went to Sandhead (where I ascended the moat1), Drummore, Mull of Galloway, Kirkmaiden, Port Logan + back the way I came. Saw beautiful pink Saxifrage + [?] (or were the latter Sedum!) on the seashore + several shrubs I did not know. It was a pretty rough + hilly road from Drummore to the lighthouse in contrast to the smooth level shore road. Kirkmaiden Church stands on a prominent height from there to Port Logan across the peninsula is very steep. Took my tea behind a dyke on the Mull + enjoyed the sea air + views. The journey near 48 miles + on the whole a very easy one. Got back to dinner before 7.

1 There is a Motte at the north end of Sandhead

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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