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Planning and Survey for Clan Home 2018 Gathering

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.

CLAN HOME GATHERING 2018

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 membership@clan-home.org

Member Survey

How to fill out the survey form

Thank you

Clan Home Gathering 2018 – organising committee

Hume Castle Preservation Trust buys Hume Castle Land for Archaeological research

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 villagers. We now know that many of those houses still stand to an unknown height along with gardens, wells adjoining roadways or paths. The village is thought to have had a much larger population than today’s village perhaps as many as 800 compared with today at just 40.

After Cromwell’s Colonels in 1651 under Col. Fenwick destroyed Home castle as it then was and Home village it lay as ruins until the then Earl of Home sold the land to Hugh Hume, the Earl of Marchmont in 1790. He carried out a restoration of the castle as a folly and helped create today’s village of Hume. The spelling changed.

The further restoration of the Castle and the sale of land surrounding it to Clan Home took place early this century and the recent discovery by Dr Piers Dixon by using drone photography that the original village still lies beneath the grass has sparked off these exciting fresh developments. The acquisition of Plot 8 will enable proper excavation to start for the first time in 365 years.”

The next steps in progressing this project will be to secure monies to fund the excavation of this land. A long-term objective is to facilitate an information and education centre where visitors to the Castle can learn about the Castle, the families that owned and worked the area and the various historical events surround live in those earlier times.

Below is a parcel boundary map showing the location of parcel 8.

An aerial view of the Castle can be accessed via

http://www.clan-home.org/aerial-video-of-hume-castle/

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Aerial video of Hume Castle

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 landscape.  We look forward to seeing a great deal more in the future.