9 May 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dull showery morning + in the afternoon some thunder, heavy rain + a tremendous hail shower which left the ground white + the remains of which were [illegible] lying in the roof angles at night. I walked round town in the forenoon + at 1 got ‘Phone to James Mitchell, Henderland.1 I very nearly cycled as it brightened up a little but was thankful that I didn’t. The hail + rain were much worse here than at the Loch + there was no sign of hail lying until we got to Broadmeadows.

1 Dr Muir had been attending the Mitchell family at Henderland, Megget, north of St Mary’s Loch, since late 1921. In the 1921 Census the family comprised James Mitchell senior aged 67, James Mitchell junior, 35, Mary Richardson Mitchell, 33, Eliza Dalgleish Mitchell, 25, and Isabella Shiel Mitchell, 26.

[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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