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
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.
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.
John Hume, the world’s largest private rhino breeder and a pioneering advocate for legalising horn trade, will be debating whether this trade should be legalised with Born Free Foundation President, Will Travers.
This crucial debate will take place on Wednesday 3rd August at 7pm at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS
You can buy tickets for the event, at £10 each, from the Ticket Office
John Hume is a South African property developer who at the age of 50 became a pioneer in establishing the world’s largest private rhino breeding operation. In the past 24 years he has bred 944 rhinos and spent $100 million dollars of his own funds to save the rhino for future generations.
John is guardian to 1,400 rhinos following his dream to help create a better future for their survival. His ambition is to breed 200 rhinos a year to prevent the extinction of this endangered African specie.
As a passionate pro-rhino activist, John calls for an end of the war on trade in rhino horn that has only resulted in illegal trade and killing of rhinos and also people in Africa. He advocates for legalisation of trade in rhino horn – a renewable product – to help create harmony between African people and their natural
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.
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!