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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At this difficult time the community of Mourne, who knew Mr James (Jim) Donaldson, 63 Ballinran Road, Kilkeel as a relative, neighbour, comrade, work colleague, friend, will be aware because of the ... See more

It is with much sadness and deep regret that this morning we have learned of the passing of one of our founding members, Jim Donaldson.

As well as being a Director in the Schomberg Society, Jim has ... See more

Happy 94th Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen! 🎉

What an inspiration she is to our people! 🇬🇧

“We Will Meet Again”.

Long May She Reign Over Us.
God Save Our Queen.

Introducing the newest recruit to the Schomberg Society, Isla Donaldson who is getting shown the ropes of Lambeg Drumming by her dad James Donaldson!

Here is Isla pictured with her ... See more

Some good advice folks! ✅

Kirknarra School of Dance

Well done to our Kirknarra Dancers! #SupportTheNHS

Here’s just some of our Kirknarra Highland Dancers showing their appreciation to the NHS and all Essential Workers! 💃⚔️

A ‘quare’ good view of Slieve Binnian last night when our Lambeg Drummers were out playing at Ballinran Orange Hall in support of the NHS! ⛰

Tonight at 8pm, we played our Lambeg Drums at Ballinran Orange Hall in support of the NHS and all Essential Workers! 👏

It is at Ballinran Orange Hall where members of the Schomberg Society have ... See more

A special congratulations to one of our Directors, John Shields and his wife Anne on the birth of their baby girl Olivia! 🎉

On behalf of everyone in Reivers House, we would like to wish them all ... See more

This is an excellent idea to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May 2020! 🇬🇧

We would certainly encourage everyone to have a ‘Stay At Home Street Party’ on this date ... See more

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Congratulations to Boris Johnson & his partner on the birth of their baby boy! 🎉

The origins of the surname Johnson can be traced back to the Border area of Scotland, where the Johnson Clan Motto is ‘Never Unprepared’, which is indeed very appropriate for our Prime Minister! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

We have just finished putting together this new educational leaflet which has been designed to give school children a better understanding of our #UlsterScots culture, history and heritage! We’re looking forward to getting them distributed when the current crisis has passed!

Make sure to get a copy of today’s Mourne Observer to check out our new ‘Houl Yer Wheesht’ Column for #UlsterScots in the Greater Mournes! #Outreach #Culture #Language #Events #Music #Dance #History #Traditions #PlacesOfInterest #PeopleOfInterest

Festival Annoucement - Back this year due to demand is the D-Day Darlings who will be performing at our 11th Night Celebrations in #Kilkeel! Get this date in your diaries folks, it’s shaping up to be a fantastic night! #ReiversFestival2020 #UKPremierWarTimeAct #UlsterScots

We had a lovely visit this afternoon to some of the pupils from Mourne Independent Christian School to talk about #UlsterScots culture, history and language! #Outreach #Education #Weans

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