19 September 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Left Alnmouth at 8.40. It was a nice morning but not nearly so clear as yesterday. The wind was still N.E.+ therefore in my favour. It is 5 miles to Alnwick where I got a Daily Mail. Turned off the Eglingham road 41/2 miles from Alnwick1 + joined the Morpeth road at Glanton making it 3 miles miles more to Wooler. From Wooler I came via Mindrum + Holefield to Kelso. Again I had no food from breakfast till I had a W & S.2 + a biscuit when I got home at 5.30. Tom Alexander3 arrived.

1 It appears that Dr Muir turned off the Eglingham road and headed south west through East Bolton, grid reference NGR NU130,162, Bolton and West Bolton to come near but probably not into Glanton, NU069,144, from due east to travel up the A697 (Roman Road, Devil’s Causeway) before turning westwards at Wooler through Kirknewton to Mindrum, NT850,336, and Holefield, NT807,345

2 Whisky and Soda

3 Tom Alexander has not been identified

[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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