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Royal Windsor Horse Show – 70th Anniversary

By Archie Hume

8 – 12th May   It really is a time of feast for equestrian types: after all the excitement of Badminton – we’ll be posting an update later – comes the Royal Windsor Horse Show, this year celebrating its 70th Anniversary.   The RWHS began in 1943 as an effort to boost morale on the [...]

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A Hume On Location at Ednam House and Floors Castle

By Archie Hume

  Each year, in early January work begins on the big spring photoshoot, we shake out the virtual blueprint and start compiling outfits on what will become an enormous spreadsheet detailing the 60 or so outfits and accessories that our models each wear on location and the vast array of garments for the studio shots. [...]

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Duke of Buccleuch Point to Point

By Archie Hume

Friars Haugh, Kelso.     The Duke of Buccleuch Point to Point is coming up this weekend. It’s a highlight in our social calendar and you’ll see us there wrapped up in our finest tweed and warmest Dubarrys – especially if this cold snap persists, which we’re hoping it doesn’t.   The Jed Forest Point [...]

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Strictly Come Prancing

By Archie Hume

A Hume Photoshoot at Floors Castle When we signed off on our last photoshoot at Rowchester House, we were a little sad about moving on from the beautiful house and splendid hospitality of our hosts Leonard and Claire Harper Gow, but you know, wistful as we were, we knew that living in the Scottish Borders [...]

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Long Weekend in the Scottish Borders Part I

By Archie Hume

A Hume Guide to the Scottish Borders # 2   Friday Evening OK, so you’ve arrived in the Scottish Borders at your accommodation of choice, as recommended in our post Finding the Perfect Bolthole. No doubt you’re a wee bit peckish, thoughts are turning to dinner, long, cool drinks, and winding down.     If [...]

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Duke of Buccleuch’s Point to Point – Friars Haugh

By Archie Hume

A Hume Bladen Open Maiden Race   The Duke of Buccleuch’s Point to Point at Friars Haugh is always a highlight in the National Hunt calendar.  The course of 3 miles, 2 furlongs is set against the panoramic backdrop of the River Tweed and grand Floors Castle – simply put, you couldn’t hope for a [...]