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.
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 a party.
Clan Home members are encouraged to attend the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linnville, North Carolina, USA:
The Highland Games themselves are something to be witnessed and enjoyed by Scotland lovers everywhere, in a mountain-surrounded setting that will surely conjure up memories of the Highlands. But members and associates of the Home Clan worldwide will want to attend this event to foster interaction between the Home/Hume family lines from around the world. Please plan to attend the games if you will be in the area and enjoy the time with other Clan Home members!!
This will be both fun and rewarding:
If you are a Home/Hume family member, or associate (i.e. related to a Home/Hume by marriage or in some other way) we strongly urge you to attend this gathering to help cement the ties between Homes/Humes in the United States, Scotland and around the world; you will be able to march in the Parade of Tartans to show off the Home/Hume Tartan and most of all simply enjoy yourself.
KEY INTERNET LINKS CONCERNING THE EVENT:
Main page of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games website:
Events Schedule for weekend of Thursday, July 7th through Sunday, July 10th
Ticket Order Form
The 2013 Gathering of the Clan Home took place over the period 6th-9th September. It was a great success, with over 120 attending. Typical comments from attendees were ‘brilliant’ and ‘magnificent’. A particularly welcome feature of the event was the presence of large contingents from other countries around the world, including the United States and South Africa. Others came from Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands, Finland among other places. Some wore their own (non-Scottish) national dress at times!