The same fine weather. I went for a run to Ayr, Dalmellington + Straiton. I have only been once in the latter viz when I motored Jim from Newton Stewart to Prestwick in the Arrol Johnston. It is a boring wee village. I had tea there. This was the first day of the revived Ayr races + I met many people motoring there. I returned via Kirkmichael + Minnishant1. Ayr was crowded with sailors from the Queen Elizabeth which is lying off Ayr2. I walked down to Redstone [sic3] after supper.
Nancy Jack took Rennie for a run to Maucline [sic – Mauchline] and Tarbolton.
1 Minishant, grid reference NGR NS330,143
2 H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth, oil-powered dreadnought battleship, she was built at Portsmouth in 1913 and served as flagship of the Atlantic Fleet 1919-1924
3 Redston, Prestwick [Monkton, Ayr], home of Jessie Logan Miller née Rennie (1860-1920) and Edward Caird Miller, iron and steel founder; Jessie was Dr Muir’s niece
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]