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.
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
We’re pleased to announce our new Clan Forums. They can be found in the Members Area section and will not be accessible to non-members. Instructions can be found on the Members Area page. Association Membership Secretary Peter Clareburt states “Our Facebook group is very active, but there are many members not using social media, so this is an ideal way to replicate FB’s interaction” The forums all have the ability of uploading images, movies and even sound files as well as text, … Continue reading Clan Home Website Goes Interactive
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
John Hume, the world’s largest private rhino breeder and a pioneering advocate for legalising horn trade, will be debating whether this trade should be legalised with Born Free Foundation President, Will Travers. This crucial debate will take place on Wednesday 3rd August at 7pm at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS You can buy tickets for the event, at £10 each, from the Ticket Office JOHN HUME John Hume is a South African property … Continue reading John Hume’s Rhino Horn Debate
Queen’s 90th birthday: Beacons lit amid UK celebrations. The Queen has lit the first of more than 900 beacons lighting up across the UK and overseas as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36093306