18 April 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Brilliant morning + heavy white frost but it rapidly clouded + by 8.30 there was not a ray of sunshine. It was one of the coldest days we have had but kept dry. I cycled ea early to Haremoss + the Moat coming back by Mrs Harper, Kirkwynd.1 Saw one or two + at 2 cycled to Forest Road, Green Terrace, Ettrick Mill, Hospital+ then to Gala to a meeting of the Panel Commttee at 3.20 which lasted till 6.2 The road is being repaired at So. Common.3

1 Esther Harper nee Ramsay, of 31 Kirk Wynd, Selkirk, wife of Alexander Harper woollen millworker. She given birth to a daughter Helen Muir Harper on 17 April 1923.

2 Assume that this refers to the Health Insurance Panel.

3 South Common, Selkirk is at grid reference NGR NT481,274 but Dr Muir must be referring to roadworks nearby on what is now the A7 as he headed towards Greendemains on his way to Haremoss.

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/26, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1923]

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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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