Welcome to the Hume Castle Preservation Trust
The Trust is a Charity, registered in Scotland. It owns Hume Castle which is open to the public free of charge.
The Trust administers, maintains and promotes the Castle, focused on the following:
- providing a central point for people who are interested in Hume Castle and research into its history
- providing a link with the Borders’ people and with Clan associated places and history
- maintaining the Castle, with assistance from the Scottish authorities
- promoting knowledge and understanding of the Castle and its environment
The Trust is associated with the Clan Home Association, which seeks to maintain links with other Clan Home and Scottish societies around the world.
Click the Donate button to subscribe as a “Friend of Hume Castle” and enter an amount of at least £100 in the “Donation amount” box on the PayPal screen. You may alternatively donate a lower amount and not become a Friend, or you may donate any higher amount which will be very gratefully received.
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 … Continue reading LIGHTING THE BORDERS | Scottish Borders Heritage Festival Opening Event
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 … Continue reading Planning and Survey for Clan Home 2018 Gathering
The Hume Castle Preservation Trust has purchased a plot of land adjacent to the castle below which an aerial survey has shown the existence of buildings and walls that supported the people who lived at the castle. Gos Home who has been leading our efforts to secure this land has provided the following information “Plot 8 adjoins our existing 6 acres to its south and this neatly joins up the rest of the land on which stood the homes of the … Continue reading Hume Castle Preservation Trust buys Hume Castle Land for Archaeological research
Alison Kerr, a member of our Clan Facebook Group, recently visited the castle with her husband and daughter Liv. Liv was competing in Scottish Highland Dance competitions. Despite growing up in Edinburgh, Alison has waited until being an Australian resident before visiting Hume! (So often the case, isn’t it?). Anyway, we are thrilled she finally made it and we’ve put some images of her talented daughter in the main Gallery. We all wish her great success in the competitions. She’ll have … Continue reading Highland Dancer at Hume
Following the very successful rideout, I’ve uploaded a number of photos taken by Hume resident and Hume Castle Preservation Trustee, John Nicholl. Have a look by hovering over the Gallery and clicking on the collection.
Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday: Beacons lit amid UK celebrations. The Queen has lit the first of more than 900 beacons lighting up across the UK and overseas as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36093306
Dr Piers Dixon who is the Operations Manager, Survey and Recording for the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland has provided the Home Clan with this YouTube link to a video shot as part of their investigations of Hume Castle which included an aerial survey using CyberHawke (http://www.thecyberhawk.com). There have been a raft of photos taken which with analysis will reveal a picture of Hume of old, showing features that are now covered by the current … Continue reading Aerial video of Hume Castle
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland has indicated that it is minded to undertake a survey at Hume. This follows a meeting with Hume Castle Trustees in November at which we explained our plans to put more information panels at the site to help visitors make greater sense of what they see. We hope the results of the survey will enable us to make a visit to the Castle truly fascinating.