The Clan Home Association invites members who are considering attending the next Clan Gathering in Berwickshire to indicate whether they would be more likely to attend a Gathering if it took place in 2021 or 2022.
The current plans are for a Gathering in September 2021 but because of the current epidemic of COVID 19 the Association thought it would be appropriate to take the views of those most likely to come to the Gathering whether they would prefer the Gathering to go ahead as planned or whether to put it back by a year to September 2022.
The Association hopes that the current epidemic will be brought fully under control in the next year and that a 2021 Gathering could be organised in a way that would be both safe and enjoyable for attendees. However, deferral for 12 months would obviously give more time for assessments to be made of the safest way to organise events such as these in the light of lessons learned in the interval. It would also allow more time for vaccines to be developed and made widely available.
Please could you give us your thoughts and indicate, by clicking the appropriate date below, which course of action you would prefer the Association to take.
It is with such great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Gospatric Home. He died on Saturday morning following heart surgery at the age of 87 years young. I say that because for any that knew him, Gos never slowed down. Those of us, that have had the pleasure of meeting him, know what an absolute treasure he was.
He had been a mainstay of the Clan Home Association for many years as a former Convenor, Council Member, and Chairman of the Hume Castle Preservation Trust. He was the moving force behind the archaeological work at the Castle, the purchase of extra land at the Castle and the wonderfully successful 2013 Gathering. He will be so very much missed.
I can think of no better way to honour him than to consider donating to the Hume Castle Preservation Trust that he held so close to his heart. So if you are inclined, here is the link.
Gos, keep a loving eye on the castle.
Until we meet again, Rest in Peace
Bookings for Wedderburn rooms have already been received for 2021. Out of the 12 available rooms, only 1 remains. If you are already planning your 2021 visit and hope to stay in this iconic castle, we urge you to get in touch either via email (addresses listed on the right) or via our Facebook Group as they are going quickly!
Our Association’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday the 11th October. Cath and John Hickman have very kindly offered to host the meeting at their home at 40 Bedford Gardens, in Kensington, London. Postcode W8 7EH. The meeting will convene at 6:30pm.
Members are welcome to attend. Please would those who do wish to come, contact us through the various email addresses listed on the right, so that we, Cath and John in particular, have an accurate idea of numbers.
The Clan will be represented at this year’s Smoky Mountain Highland Games held at Maryville College. It’s on Saturday May 18th and Sunday 19th 2019.
There will be pipes and drums, highland dancing, athletics, seminars and much much more!
Check out their website and find out the listing of events and try and get there! Don’t forget to call in at the Clan tent when you arrive and introduce yourselves to the folk there.
They are looking forward to seeing you.
Smoky Mountain Highland Games Website