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The North Carolina Scottish Heritage Society was established in 1992 as a non-profit incorporated organization to promote study, research and publication concerning the ancestry and heritage of North Carolina’s Scottish Settlers.

The Society publishes its journal, the Argyll Colony Plus, three times per year. It has been published since 1986. The Argyll Colony Plus has many articles of interest to people researching genealogy and history related to the early settlement of highland Scots in eastern North Carolina. It has won several awards and is a valuable resource.

The name, The Argyll Colony, derives from the emigration in 1739 of a group of settlers from Argyll, primarily Jura, Islay, Colonsay, Gigha and Kintyre, who settled in the Cross Creek area of North Carolina, now Cumberland and Harnett County. The "Plus" indicates our interest in opening our study to include all North Carolina families of Scottish descent.

Examples of articles published in past volumes include: "A Guide to the
Old Graveyard Of Kilmeny, Islay: Islay Graveyard Series No. 1";  "Were
your Ancestors Kintyre Smugglers? - Illicit Whisky Making in Kintyre";
"The Galbraith Poet-Harpers of Gigha"; "Index of Ruined Crofts, Farms
Dwellings and Former Inhabitants of  Glassary Parish"; "The Mcleods of
Buffalo (Hoke Co., NC)".

You may also submit one query per year which will be published at no charge as space allows in the next available issue of the Argyll Colony Plus. A data base of ancestors and family names is being developed to assist members in connecting families and making connection with relatives.

In March of each year, the NCSHS collaborates with St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, NC to hold a symposium related to Scottish Heritage. There are speakers from the U. S. and from Scotland for this three-day event. Their topics vary from genealogy to other historically related subjects. This is a wonderful weekend of learning, sharing information, and fellowship.

Annual subscriptions are $30.00. Checks should be made payable to NCSHS

For more information, contact: Anne Landin Secretary-Treasurer

1690 Plainfield Church Road

Siler City, NC 27344


(919) 742-5011