The Schomberg Society

Building a strong & dynamic Ulster-Scots community within the Kingdom of Mourne and beyond.

Promoting Cultural Traditions

Harnessing the talents and abilities of the Ulster Scots community among all the people of Mourne and beyond

Promoting Understanding

Media outreach, drama, music, dance and the visual arts are used to promote a better understanding of our Ulster-Scots culture.

Creating an Ulster-Scots Hub

Reivers House is our Ulster-Scots Centre based in Kilkeel, where our Ulster-Scots activities, events and projects take place.

What’s on in Reivers House?

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Kirknarra School of Dance

Highland Dance Tuition Classes in Reivers House, Kilkeel and in Annalong Orange Hall.


Ulster-Scots Educational Outreach

A range of Ulster-Scots projects, workshops and activities.


Schomberg Fife and Drum

Living History Re-Enactment Group and Tuition Classes in Fife, Flute, Snare and Lambeg Drum.

Schomberg Thistle Club

Schomberg Thistle Club

A range of fun activities, events and support services for Senior Citizens in Reivers House, Kilkeel.


Drum Majoring

Drum Majoring Tuition Classes in Reivers House.

The Highland Heathers

The Highland Heathers

Young Ladies Group hosting a range of fun-filled activities.

Training and Workshops

Training and Workshops

Capacity Building Training Courses and Workshops for Ulster-Scots Groups, Marching Bands and the Loyal Orders.

The Reivers Youth Choir

The Reivers Youth Choir

Singing Tuition Classes for children in Reivers House.

The Reivers Festival

The Reivers Festival

One of the largest and most successful Ulster-Scots Festivals in N. Ireland.

Youth Development

Youth Development

A range of activities and projects for our young people.

Schomberg Folk Orchestra

Fiddle Playing

Traditional Fiddle/Violin Tuition Classes in Reivers House.

Ulster-Scots Guided Tours

Ulster-Scots Guided Tours

Facilitating Group Visits to Reivers House and Ulster-Scots Guided Tours of the Kingdom of Mourne

Fusefm Mourne

Fusefm Mourne

Broadcasting of our part-time Ulster-Scots Community Radio Station, live from Reivers House.

Ulster-Scots Cultural Events

Ulster-Scots Cultural Events

A huge variety of Ulster-Scots events throughout the year to celebrate our Ulster-Scots culture.


Whats On

See what’s on in the Schomberg upcoming calendar!

Get In Touch With The Scomberg Society

Reivers House, Kilkeel

“Building a strong and dynamic Ulster-Scots community within the Kingdom of Mourne and beyond through empowerment and education.”


Schomberg Society formed in 1998.



An Ulster-Scots Umbrella organisation.



Promoting our rich Ulster-Scots culture and traditions.

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Thanks to local Poet Wendy Hanna for writing this lovely Ulster-Scots poem for us reminiscing about gathering potatoes or as we say in Mourne, ‘gaitherin purdas’!

Thanks must also go to Ewa ... See more

The Schomberg Society has produced quite a number of exhibitions to remember those who have lost their lives during the First World War.

In ‘normal’ times, we always look forward to organising ... See more

Fantastic spread of our monthly Ulster-Scots ‘Houl Yer Wheesht’ column in today’s Mourne Observer! 📰

Make sure to get yourself a copy of the paper today and enjoy reading about ... See more

You will now find lots of Poppy Appeal boxes in local shops and businesses in Kilkeel!

We would certainly encourage everyone to purchase a poppy and wear your poppy with pride as we remember all ... See more

October 25th, marked the 60th anniversary of the passing of Harry Ferguson, and yet it passed quietly, with only some of those most affected by his engineering genius going out of their way to lay a ... See more

Today finishes of ‘Book Week’ in Northern Ireland and in recent years, the Schomberg Society has produced quite a few books, leaflets and other literature to help tell the story of the ... See more

Thanks to our own Highland Heathers Ladies for making this lovely wreath with roses and thistles in it for our short memorial service at the Bloody Bridge, Newcastle in memory of those Scots and ... See more

Why not donate some funds towards this very worthy cause in aid of the ex-service men’s club in Banbridge.

All funds raised are in aid of refurbishing the Club to support Ex-Service men and ... See more

Members of the Schomberg Society accompanied by Piper Councillor Glynn Hanna who held a short Service of Remembrance yesterday at the Bloody Bridge, just outside of Newcastle to commemorate those ... See more

Service of Remembrance - Bloody Bridge Massacre 1641

Today marks the 379th anniversary of the 'Bloody Bridge Massacre' just outside Newcastle in County Down.

It was during the Irish Rebellion on the 23rd October 1641 that a number of Scottish and ... See more

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On this day in 1638, the Scottish National #Covenant was signed in Greyfriar's Kirkyard in Edinburgh.

Soon over 300,000 Presbyterians in Scotland and in Ulster had signed the Covenant, opposing Church of England doctrine being imposed upon the Presbyterian Church!


The Schomberg Society is delighted to have been awarded funding from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to deliver a unique #Radio and #Media Project to support the Armed Forces Community across the Greater Mournes area. More info to come!

#ArmedForces #Veterans #Support


Yesterday evening we enjoyed delivering an Ulster-Scots and Lambeg Drum workshop online via Zoom to a Youth Group!

It’s great to see that despite the Covid-19 restrictions, we can still continue our #UlsterScots outreach to the wider community!

A fantastic poem penned by local poet Wendy Graham Hanna to celebrate Northern Ireland’s Centenary!

#NI100 #UlsterScots #NornIron #OurWeeCountry

Make sure to grab yourself a copy of today’s Mourne Observer and enjoy reading our February edition of our monthly #UlsterScots Column!

#HoulYerWheesht #MourneObserver

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