Pretty hard frost + roads very slippy in places but there was a gradual thaw + rain at night. I motored [to] Hutlerburn, Fairholm + Deloraine : back to Heatherlie Burn + Manse + down to Sunderland Hall + Fairnilee East Lodge. Got back at 1.30 + was finishing my tea at 2.30 when they ‘phoned to go up to Lady Napier. I did that getting back at 6.30. In the morning we stuck on the Kirkhope Manse Brae + had to put on chains. Coming back we found Dav. [Graham] at the same place in the same fix. He was on his way to Hawkshaw to take Miss Scott to see people near Colinton. I motored nearly 70 miles.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]