Welcome to the Clan Home Association
For all named Home and Hume or with any link to the Clan
The Association exists to promote all causes of interest to members of the Clan and its friends
We undertake the following:
- The organisation of regular meetings and events related to Homes, Humes, their relatives and friends.
- In particular we organise regular Clan Gatherings in Berwickshire, the corner of Scotland from which the Clan originates.
- The exchange and provision of genealogical information with and to all Homes, Humes and all their relatives.
- Support for the Hume Castle Preservation Trust, our sister organisation, which owns Hume Castle, from which Homes and Humes take their name.
It has been announced that the skeletal remains of the Scottish prisoners, taken by Oliver Cromwell’s troops at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, that were discovered buried beneath Palace Green beside Durham University and the Cathedral, will be re-buried at the Elvet Hill Road cemetery in Durham at 11:15hrs on Friday 18th May 2018. It is not known whether there are Clan ancestors amongst the remains, but there is a possibility as Sir David Hume of Wedderburn commanded a … Continue reading 1650 Battle of Dunbar Prisoners Re-Burial
The plans for the 2018 Clan Gathering continue to make progress. There is very exciting news about the Castle. The Hume Castle Preservation Trust, our sister organisation, has received indications of probable funding sufficient to start archaeological explorations at Hume on 10th August, the very day that the Clan propose to visit to raise our banner at our ancestors’ original home! This should make the Clan’s visit all the more exciting. As part of the arrangements for that visit, a … Continue reading CLAN HOME GATHERING 2018 – FURTHER NEWS
As well as many people who write their names variously as Home, Hume, Humes or other possible variants such as Holmes, Hulme and so forth, there are numerous families from the Scottish borders who have historic links with the Clan. These include those by the name of Ayton, Blackadder, Greenlaw, Greenlees, Haliburton,Paxton, Nesbitt, Trotter and Wedderburn and related spellings. The Clan wishes to flag up its recognition of these historic links and to encourage renewed contact. Any who wish to … Continue reading FAMILIES LINKED TO CLAN HOME
The Clan Home Association are exploring, as part of the preparations for the Gathering in August 2018, the possibility of attending the Edinburgh Tattoo. Those who are attending the Gathering and interested in joining a party to go to Edinburgh to enjoy this magnificent spectacle are invited to contact the Membership Secretary by 29 November to indicate interest. For planning purposes, we are looking at, Tuesday 14/8/2018. If it proves viable, the Association will seek to buy tickets to form … Continue reading Clan Home at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2018.
FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER – 3rd SEPTEMBER LIGHTING THE BORDERS | Scottish Borders Heritage Festival Opening Event ‘Lighting the Borders’ is a Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology Signature Event. To open this year’s Scottish Borders Heritage Festival (#BHeritageF17) we plan to illuminate the Scottish Borders landscape with light, story, performance and song. To re-enact the lighting of signal fires, 25+ historic sites will be illuminated across the Scottish Borders. Eleven performances that reflect our historic and cultural diversity have been … Continue reading LIGHTING THE BORDERS | Scottish Borders Heritage Festival Opening Event
Planning for the Clan Home Gathering August 2018 is under way. The committee has proposed a plan for the Gathering including events associated with the Coldstream Civic week prior to the gathering weekend and some items associated with the Edinburgh Festival and other items that Edinburgh has to offer. Below are two documents that we would like Home/Hume descendants, Clan Home Association members, past current and prospective to consider and to provide feedback that will help us further and or … Continue reading Planning and Survey for Clan Home 2018 Gathering
In early November, Gos Home (Chairman of the HCPT) and Charles Home (CHA Convenor) spent a few days in the Borders, staying as usual at Mansefield, a brilliant B&B at the eastern end of Greenlaw, run by Pippa & Tim Culham. They are, in addition to being excellent hosts, mines of local information and their place is unreservedly recommended. The Borders looked beautiful. Clear blue skies and autumnal trees showed the area off at its best. The task there was twofold: Firstly, now … Continue reading Borders Visit & Clan Gathering 2018 Dates
The Hume Castle Preservation Trust has purchased a plot of land adjacent to the castle below which an aerial survey has shown the existence of buildings and walls that supported the people who lived at the castle. Gos Home who has been leading our efforts to secure this land has provided the following information “Plot 8 adjoins our existing 6 acres to its south and this neatly joins up the rest of the land on which stood the homes of the … Continue reading Hume Castle Preservation Trust buys Hume Castle Land for Archaeological research