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.
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It was with great sadness that we heard from John, that his darling wife Elizabeth had passed away on Saturday 23rd October at the hospital in Melrose. Elizabeth was suffering from Alzheimer’s dementia but had a stroke in September and had been in hospital since then. She died peacefully in her sleep. Elizabeth was a charming, hospitable and caring lady who I had the chance and good fortune to meet on several occasions. She would have celebrated her 90th … Continue reading Elizabeth Nicholls
On behalf of the Trustees of Hume Castle Preservation Trust We have just heard today the immeasurably sad news that Gos Home, our dear ‘Chief of Men’, died early on Saturday morning, following complications after the heart operation that seemed to have gone so well. It is a great shock to us and an event hard to believe or accept, despite our earlier concerns for him being in a vulnerable medical position in these present perilous times. Many will share … Continue reading Gospatric Home 1933-2020
The Fallago Trust has just announced that it is making a major financial grant to the Hume Castle Preservation Trust for it to undertake the first archaeological excavations ever carried out at Hume Castle. Furthermore, we are also awaiting news in a few weeks of what we hope will be a further major grant which will make a three-year programme of discovery possible for the first time ever. Hume Castle and its surrounding land has recently been given “scheduled” status by Historic … Continue reading Hume Castle Preservation Trust Secures funding for archaeological excavations at Hume Castle
The Clan Home Association are exploring, as part of the preparations for the Gathering in August 2018, the possibility of attending the Edinburgh Tattoo. Those who are attending the Gathering and interested in joining a party to go to Edinburgh to enjoy this magnificent spectacle are invited to contact the Membership Secretary by 29 November to indicate interest. For planning purposes, we are looking at, Tuesday 14/8/2018. If it proves viable, the Association will seek to buy tickets to form … Continue reading Clan Home at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2018
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