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The Clan Home Gathering was voted a huge success by over 100 Clan members who met at Wedderburn Castle in Duns, Berwickshire to remember the 500th Anniversary of Flodden Field

6 - 9th September 2013

Every five years The Clan Home Association, whose President is our Clan Chief, The Earl of Home, organises a Clan Gathering. This year there was a series of events for members of our Clan and their families who came from all over the world.

The Gathering began on 6th September at the magnificent Wedderburn Castle near Duns with a genealogy presentation and a dinner. 

On Saturday there was a guided coach tour where Dr Ian Maitland Hume explained the history of the Home and Hume families. Lunch and a guided tour of Paxton House was a treat and the trip included many of the places of interest and historical homes of Clan members in Berwickshire.

Lunch on Sunday was at the ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Home - The Hirsel at Coldstream. It was preceded by the AGM of the Association and a Report from the Trustees of Hume Castle. The Coldstream Pipe Band on the lawns of the Hirsel was a wonderful sight and sound.

In fact we were piped into all dinners over the weekend!

After lunch at the Hirsel we moved to Hume Castle where the Home flag was raised and then to an ecumenical service to commemorate Flodden. At both venues we had the enormous good fortune to hear the singing of the fabulous Isla St. Clair, and to be accompanied by pipers from the Scottish Gunners. Isla's rendition of the Flowers of the Forest, with the tune being taken up by a solo piper, will live in the memory of all who were there.  

On Monday the 9th the Gathering ended after a fascinating visit to the site of the battlefield of Flodden, just over the border in Northumberland, where we remembered the 500th Anniversary of that fateful day.

 

Earl of Home
Earl of Home
President & Clan Chief
Convenor

Dr Ian Maitland Hume

Vice President

Gos Home - secretary

 

 

 

 

Gospatric Home
Convenor

Charles Hume Treasurer of Clan Home AssociationCharles Hume
Treasurer

Peter Clareburt, Treasurer of Clan Home Association

Peter Clareburt
Membership Secretary

Brigadier Edward Hume - Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

Brig. Richard Hume
Vice President

Jim Hume

Jim Hume
Council Member &
USA Representative

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