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The Clan Home Gathering was voted a huge success by over 100 Clan members who met at Wedderburn Castle in Duns, Berwickshire to remember the 500th Anniversary of Flodden Field
6 - 9th September 2013
Every five years The
Clan Home Association, whose President is our Clan Chief, The Earl of Home,
organises a Clan Gathering. This year there was a series of events for members of our Clan and their
families who came from all over the world.
The Gathering began on 6th September at the magnificent Wedderburn Castle near Duns with a genealogy presentation and a dinner.
On Saturday there was a guided coach tour where Dr Ian Maitland Hume explained the history of the Home and Hume families. Lunch and a guided tour of Paxton House was a treat and the trip included many of the places of interest and historical homes of Clan members in Berwickshire.
Lunch on Sunday was at the ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Home - The Hirsel at
Coldstream. It was preceded by the AGM of the Association and a Report from the
Trustees of Hume Castle. The Coldstream Pipe Band on the lawns of the Hirsel was a wonderful sight and sound.
In fact we were piped into all dinners over the weekend!
After lunch at the Hirsel we moved to Hume Castle where the Home flag was raised and then to an ecumenical service to commemorate Flodden. At both venues we had the enormous good fortune to hear the singing of the fabulous Isla St. Clair, and to be accompanied by pipers from the Scottish Gunners. Isla's rendition of the Flowers of the Forest, with the tune being taken up by a solo piper, will live in the memory of all who were there.
On Monday the 9th the
Gathering ended after a fascinating visit to the site of the
battlefield of Flodden, just over the border in Northumberland, where we remembered the 500th Anniversary of that fateful day.
Earl of Home
President & Clan Chief
Dr Ian Maitland Hume
Brig. Richard Hume
Council Member &