The Planning Committee has finalised the timetable for the Gathering 2022. It’s been a long time coming, but it’s now only a few months away!
We invite all Home, Hume and associated families to gather in September. Become a Clan Home Association member now by clicking the links that are around the site and once logged in, choose all or some of the events from the Gathering’s dedicated page. We really look forward to seeing you, some for the first time and others thankfully again after the last few crazy years.
Friday 9 September 2022
1400 hrs Begin arriving at Duns Castle
1500 hrs Talks on clan history, Emigrant George Hume and the archaeology dig at Hume Castle
1730 hrs Visit to Duns Kirk – (donations to the church will be appreciated)
1830 hrs Welcome drinks at the White Swan in Duns
1930 hrs Pub supper at the White Swan in Duns
Saturday 10 September 2022
0915 hrs Coach tour – locations associated with the clan to include Polwarth Church and the Marchmont House and Estate
1300 hrs Raise the flag at Hume Castle
1315 hrs Lunch at Hume Castle (donations to HCPT always appreciated. Donation box by the gate)
1430 hrs Close at Hume Castle
1830 hrs Pre-dinner drinks at Cross Keys hotel in Kelso
1930 hrs Formal dinner at Cross Keys hotel in Kelso
2100 hrs Raffle and silent auction (cash or Paypal)
2130 hrs Dance display with Rhona Burchick, music from Morag
Midnight Event closes
Sunday 11 September 2022
1030 hrs Coffee/tea at The Hirsel in Coldstream
1100 hrs AGM commences
1230 hrs Lunch at The Hirsel by Fiona Burn
1400 hrs Group photograph (will be available at futre date for free download)
1430 hrs Display by Coldstream Pipe Band (at The Hirsel)
1600 hrs Ecumenical Service in Duns (donations to the church will be appreciated)
1730 hrs Talks at Wedderburn on clan history, including the Reivers
1930 hrs Pub supper at the White Swan in Duns
Monday 12 September 2022
0900 hrs Talks at Wedderburn on DNA and Genealogy
1230 hrs Lunch and tour at Paxton House
1700 hrs Lower flag at Hume Castle
Join us. See you there!
We are nearly at the point of publishing our Gathering 2022 timetable for September. The organisers have been meeting regularly, via Zoom, to put in place those events and activities that we all think will be the most popular for our attendees.
As I write, I believe there are a couple of bedrooms left at the stunning Duns Castle so, if you’re tempted, head over there to reserve one.
We all look forward tremendously to the event, not only to celebrate our shared heritage but also our regained freedom from this blasted pandemic.
Hope to see you there!
Due to the current pandemic, the Association is holding this year’s AGM on Zoom on the evening of Tuesday 1st December 2020 starting at 18:00hrs (UK time).
This is the first time that the AGM will be held on this platform and we invite all PAID-UP members of the Association to attend.
Log-in details can be had by emailing the Treasurer, Charles Hume, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The decision has now been made to move the Gathering to 2022. It is now scheduled to take place over the weekend of the 9th – 12th September 2022.
We, the Clan Home Association, hope that this postponement will ensure a wonderful, well attended and memorable Gathering, as all of the previous ones have been!
You’ll find discussions on this topic on our Facebook Group here
We hope to see you all there!
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
****** POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2022 ******
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