22 January 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A gale raged all night + today from N.W. It was much colder + there were some showers of sleet but mostly round about the hills. David1 went to Ed. with Charlie Roberts2 to see the France Scottish football match3. I motored to Clifton Road, High Street, Forest Road, Heatherlie, Philiphaugh Cottages, Bridge Street + Fairnilee Cottages + then cycled to Lilliesleaf. It was all right going but coming back the wind was terrific + I walked some hills I generally ride. Big crowd in at night. Did not get back till 3.30 – called for Jack4 who was hunting from [the] Haining. David did not [get] back till 8 + and went to Shaws5 after that.

1 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

2 Charles Henry Roberts ‘Charlie‘ (1877-), tweed manufacturer

3 This was the Rugby international played on that date at Inverleith, Edinburgh and won by France 3 : 0 (one unconverted try)

4 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, Dr Muir’s son-in-law

5 If this was Shaws, Selkirk then John Watson, farmer, was tenant but if Ettrick Shaws, Kirkhope is referred to there were a number of residents noted in the 1921 Valuation Roll

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

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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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