17 January 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Mild windy + wet all day till evening when the sky cleared + the temperature fell. I had hoped to cycle (+ actually did to Bleachfield Road + Goslaw Green) but it was too wet so I motored to Cannon Street, Yair + Hospital. Made out some accounts + got on with [the letter] P. Helen Nancy took Helen in Tricar to the Meet at Ashkirk + they followed to Woll, Grundistone, Dimpleknowe, Newhouse, Harelaw, Netherow + Lilliesleaf1.

1 Nancy Roberts and Helen Muir have followed the hunt in a south easterly direction from the Woll through the Groundistone area (as centred on kilometre square grid reference NGR NT4919) before turning north and east to Lilliesleaf via Dimpleknowe (grid reference NT503,227), Newhouse (NT521,235), Harelaw (NT533,231) and Netherraw (NT553,238)

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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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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