1 May 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Brilliant morning + fine up till 2 or 3 when it gradually thickened + began to rain between 6 + 7. I saw a few town cases + started at 1 cycling to Whitmuirhall where I delivered a Communion card to Hall. Went on to Lilliesleaf. Saw only Mrs Hume. Then via Harelaw to view Catshawhill1 where I took tea under lea of a hedge. It was getting hazy then but I turned back to Hassendean + round by Hassendeanbank + Teviotbank2 (a road I had never gone before) to Hassendean + then by Appletree Hall. I got back before the rain came on. Jean [Muir] came at 7.24.

1 Catshawhill, north west of Minto Kames, grid reference NGR NT542,226

2 Dr Muir has taken the minor road which loops close to the River Teviot via Knowetownhead and Hassendean Bank and runs past Teviot Bank which is at grid reference NGR NT551,184

[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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