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.
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 ››
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 ››
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.
Members of the Association will be interested to know that developments are afoot at Hume Castle. It is possible we may be able to obtain a building to house a Visitor Centre. Plans are also in train to improve visitor information at the site. We are also examining the possibility of an archaeological investigation on the site.
On June 4th 2012 at 10.15 pm our chief, the Earl of Home, lit the beacon on top of the observation platform of the castle. It was a fine evening and a crowd of some 200 people had gathered for the occasion. The beacon itself was a gas beacon supplied by the firm which provided beacons all over the UK. In all over 4000 beacons were lit, many of them being bonfires, from 10 pm onwards, until HM the Queen… Continue Reading ››