News

G22 Update

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!

Planning Resumes for Gathering 2022

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!

Clan Home Association AGM 2020

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 treasurer@clan-home.org

Gospatric David Laurens Reston HOME 1933-2020

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.

http://humecastle.org

Gos, keep a loving eye on the castle.
Until we meet again, Rest in Peace

Gathering 2021 Wedderburn Castle

****** 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!

Clan Home Association 2019 AGM

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.

Humes at Smoky Mountain Highland Games

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

1650 Battle of Dunbar Prisoners Re-Burial

It has been announced that the skeletal remains of the Scottish prisoners, taken by Oliver Cromwell’s troops at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, that were discovered buried beneath Palace Green beside Durham University and the Cathedral, will be re-buried at the Elvet Hill Road cemetery in Durham at 11:15hrs on Friday 18th May 2018.

It is not known whether there are Clan ancestors amongst the remains, but there is a possibility as Sir David Hume of Wedderburn commanded a Foot Regiment at the battle and it was not unusual to have Clan members serving alongside. We know that Colonel Sir David Hume and his son, Lieutenant Colonel George Hume, were killed during the battle on the 3rd September 1650.

The prisoners were marched down to Durham and imprisoned in the derelict Cathedral.

For more information, please click on the following links:

For a general description of the battle  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dunbar_(1650)

For information on Durham University’s Archaeological Dunbar Prisoners Project https://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology/research/projects/europe/pg-skeletons/history/

For details of Sir David Hume of wedderburn http://www.clan-home.org/tng11/getperson.php?personID=I1358&tree=2

Sir David Hume had raised the Company of the Merse Regiment before 1644, as we have details of their billeting and costs for December.

We also know that his son, George, had made his will on the 17th July 1650 and had written to his wife, Katherine (nee Morrison), two days before the battle, which starts “Deir Sueitt heartt” and finishes “God derect us, and me. Your ever most affectionatt husband till deathe.”

George’s widow, Dame Katherine of Wedderburn re-married on 27th February 1656 to James Bethune of Balfour.