A dry day with a fair amount of sunshine but a strong cold N.W. wind. Dust flying. Saw 7 town cases walking + motored (taking Peter1) to Faldonside + Fairnilee.
Af + in afternoon cycled to Midlem + Lilliesleaf. Took my tea with me + had it in the Boos Mill field just below Riddell W Lodge2. Stopped at Greenhill height in the shelter of the young plantation + smoked. View very fine. Had an agreeable surprise when I found that Andrew Fairbairn3, Longmoss had paid his bill part of which has been due since 1915. David4 came out in the evening. He has seen Pike5 + found hypodermic marks in his arms.
1 Peter Allan is not (yet) identified
2 Boosmill aka Bowismiln, Lilliesleaf, on the north bank of the Ale Water, grid reference NGR NT507,234
3 Archibald Fairbairn, farmer, was at Lindean, Galashiels, in the area known as Longmoss
4 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner
5 Frederick Charles Pike (1883-1921), theatrical agent, who had married Dr Muir’s daughter Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir in 1920
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]