23 August 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

I had a delightful cycle run of 98 miles. Breakfasted a 5 + left at 6. Went to Kelso, Swinton, Union Bridge, Norham, Allerdean, Ancroft, Barmoor, Doddington, Fenton, Branxton Moor, Learmouth, Hadden, Sprouston1 [and] St Boswells, getting back at 8.30. It was a perfect day except for a haze which hid distant views though I saw Cheviot from above Doddington. The Tweed at Union Bridge was lovely. Had lunch at 1.45 between Ancroft + Barmoor, + a glass of ale at St Boswells. Felt fairly fresh + less tired than after my run to Crook Cottage on Saturday.

1 Swinton (grid reference NGR NT835,474), Union Bridge (NT934,510), Norham (NT899,472), Allerdean (NT966,465), Ancroft (NU001,451), Barmoor (NU002,398), Doddington (NT998,325), Fenton (NT971,338), Branxton (NT894,376), Learmouth (NT862,374), Hadden (NT789,361) and Sprouston (NT755,351)

[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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