The planning committee recently reconvened and has started to, once again, work on the details of the Gathering 2022. There will be more details forthcoming as we have them. Email updates will be sent out periodically to members. We look forward to seeing everyone and having a much needed celebration!
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
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.
Photo Arran Johnston
Photos – Arran Johnston
FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER – 3rd SEPTEMBER
LIGHTING THE BORDERS | Scottish Borders Heritage Festival Opening Event
‘Lighting the Borders’ is a Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology Signature Event.
To open this year’s Scottish Borders Heritage Festival (#BHeritageF17) we plan to illuminate the Scottish Borders landscape with light, story, performance and song.
To re-enact the lighting of signal fires, 25+ historic sites will be illuminated across the Scottish Borders. Eleven performances that reflect our historic and cultural diversity have been programmed at a range of historic sites. We will use a variety of lighting to form a chain across the landscape at dusk on each evening. All buildings in the sequence will be colour washed or highlighted in blue for 3 nights from the 1st to 3rd September.
Follow the chain of light at these sites: Aikwood Tower, Ayton Castle, Bowhill House, Coldstream Community Centre, Duns Castle, Duns Law, Duns Parish Church, Eyemouth Fort, Fatlips Castle, Floors Castle, Gunsgreen House, Hermitage Castle, Hume Castle, Jedburgh Abbey, Jedburgh Castle Jail, Kelso Abbey, Kelso Town Hall, Mary Queen of Scots House, Melrose Abbey, Neidpath Castle, Newark Castle, Old Parish & St Paul’s Church, Peniel Heugh, Riddell Tower, Smailholm Tower, Stobs Camp and Thirlestane Castle.
SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER
LIGHTING THE BORDERS | Hume Castle
‘The Road to Pinkie’ #1 – Medieval re-enactment, Storytelling, Living History and Tour
13:00 – 21:00 Hume Castle, Hume, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, TD5 7TR
Tel: 01573 410743 | Entry: Free (Collection for donations)
Join us at Hume Castle for a day of living history, storytelling and song! Come and see the Kelso Laddie, Greenlaw Maid and entourage ride in on horseback to open the event at 13:00 followed by an afternoon of re-enactment and living history with the Lothian Levy to include living history camp, drill training, skirmishes and the representation of the castle’s fortunes in the Rough Wooing. See Lady Hume’s surrender on the battlements and the Hume Banner (Marchmont Standard) flaunted for the first time in many centuries! Other highlights include: Archaeological Walk and Tour with Piers Dixon, Hog Roast, Medieval Food, Smailholm Singers, Northumbrian and Scottish Pipers, Poetry, Storytelling and Music. This event is the first of three precursors to the Battle of Pinkie re-enactment.
Planning for the Clan Home Gathering August 2018 is under way.
The committee has proposed a plan for the Gathering including events associated with the Coldstream Civic week prior to the gathering weekend and some items associated with the Edinburgh Festival and other items that Edinburgh has to offer.
Below are two documents that we would like Home/Hume descendants, Clan Home Association members, past current and prospective to consider and to provide feedback that will help us further and or adjust planning.
It is your gathering and so we really appreciate your frank input.
The first document is a flyer outlining the gathering and the second is a survey which outlines proposed events and accommodations along with some budgetary information.
Please click on and read the following flyer.
Please click on the following survey. This will open up a PDF document (if you have not already done so you may be requested to down load a PDF reader)
This survey contains some fields in which to enter a name, some numbers in your party that you believe will or may attend and a series of check boxes to indicate those events that you may like to attend. i.e. these can be entered online within the document. (please add a note to the comments section as to how certain your attendance might be, e.g. definitely, probably, possible.
The completed form can be saved to your computer and the information you provided will be embedded within the document. If you have the Adobe software for reading PDF files – see below – How to fill out the form! you will be offered a chance on the form to “submit” this will ask you to enter your email address and your email application and will email this back to the membership email and you will be done.
If you don’t have the software please download the form – fill it in and completed survey to email@example.com
Clan Home Gathering 2018 – organising committee