For all named Home and Hume or with any link to the Clan
This is not a home page for all Scottish clans but for the Clan Home/Hume
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 stems from Cospatric, Earl of Northumberland who becomes the Earl of Lothian, Lord of Dunbar Castle, who was descended from both the Kings of the Scots and the Kings of England. He settled on the Eastern Marches (border territories) of Scotland at the request of the Scottish King following the Battle of Hastings in England in 1066. From this first Cospatric descend the Earls of Dunbar.
The Clan has played an active role in the history of the Borders, Scotland, and the United Kingdom in the following 950 years, with prominent members including David Hume, the great philosopher, John Hume, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Alec Douglas-Home, the UK Prime Minister. A longer piece on the history of the Clan may be found by clicking on this History link. Details of reference books and other resources for researching the Clan’s history may be found in this History section.