29 September 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

After five almost completely sunless days old Sol1 appeared in public and shone continuously all day. Wind N.N.W. moderate. Cycled to Tait’s Hill, Backfeus, Elmrow, Hospital, Cannon Street + then right up to Mount Benger then over Hartleap to Crosslee House by Fauldshope + Shielshaugh.2 It was after 4 when I got home having had no food since breakfast of which I took very little owing to dyspepsia during the night.

1 Sol (sun) is Dr Muir having a (rare) literary turn.

2 Leaving Selkirk Dr Muir has driven an anti-clockwise route of which the outward leg was up Yarrow and the return was via Ettrickbridge, taking in Mountbenger, grid reference NGR NT309,253, Hartleap, NT284,213, Yarrow, NT283,213, Crosslee, NT305,185, Fauldshope, NT414,255 and Shielshaugh, NT418,264.

[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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