12 May 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Awful! Snow on the hills! But fair all day. Some sunshine: very cold N. + N.E. wind. Went to Beattie’s1 office with the form for Dean of Guild Court in connection with the room we are putting up for the nurse at Viewfield. Cycled to Rockville, Clifton Road + Curror Street. Then walked to Forest Road, Kilncroft, Henhouse + on once by Brownmoor to a plantation on the March between Haining + Middlestead returning by Greendemains2. It was 3.30 before I got back. Somebody with a 2 horse caravan is in the park close to the farms.

1 Thomas Beattie, Burgh Surveyor, at the Surveyor’s Office, Municipal Offices, High Street, Selkirk [1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/256, Selkirk Burgh, page 256 of 644]

2 Brownmoor, grid reference NGR NT461,265, Middlestead, just along from Oakwood Mill, NT452,264 and Greendemains, the ascent if travelling southwards between Braw Gates and Brown Moor Heights running through indicative grid reference NT471,252

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]

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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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