Who are we?
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. Even earlier, in 1986, Lt. Col. Victor E. Clark, Jr. started publishing a newsletter/journal, The Argyll Colony Plus, in order to further interest in the history of the region of North Carolina first settled by emigrant Scottish Gaels.
Following his distinguished military career, Col. Clark had become interested in tracing his ancestors. In this quest, which became a passion, he began to write his family’s history. As his interest in genealogical research grew, his circle of friends and acquaintances in Scotland, North Carolina and Alabama grew to include many wonderful historians who were later to write articles for the journal. Vic Clark passed away in October of 2001. We are continuing to publish the Argyll Colony Plus and to disseminate information to anyone interested in the highland Scottish settlers of North Carolina and other parts of North America.
What do we do?
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, from its original "Argyll Colony" of 1739 to include later emigrations from various other areas of the highlands and islands of Scotland. It has won several awards and is a valuable resource.
The Society publishes or offers for sale other books as well, such as Highland Scots in North Carolina by Gov. Angus Wilton McLean (see our Publications for Sale section). In addition, the Society cooperates with The Scottish Heritage Center, part of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, NC, to hold the Scottish Heritage Symposium in March of each year at the college.
How do I join and receive issues of The Argyll Colony Plus?
Membership dues are $30 yearly. Click on the “Join Us” link, print the membership application form and mail it with your check to the Treasurer, NCSHS, 1690 Plainfield Church Rd, Siler City, NC 27344. You must be a member to receive issues of The Argyll Colony Plus.
Can I get back issues of the Argyll Colony Plus?
Yes, all back issues are available at a cost of $15 each. Contact the Treasurer, NCSHS, 1690 Plainfield Church Rd, Siler City, NC 27344. A list of contents of each issue is shown by clicking the Publications for Sale link.
How do I order back issues of AC+ or other books?
Contact the Treasurer, NCSHS, 1690 Plainfield Church Rd, Siler City, NC 27344 for back issues and for information concerning other publications offered by the Society. Also click on the Publications for Sale link for further information.
How can I find a particular article of interest in a back issue?
A list of the back issues of the AC+ with contents of each issue is on the website under the Publications for Sale link.
How can I submit an article to the Argyll Colony Plus?
Articles with a focus on the subject of Scottish genealogy and history of highland emigration to North Carolina are welcomed and encouraged. We are also very interested in exploring the common roots of the emigrants to North Carolina and Canada. Contact the Editor, or any of the members of the Board or Publications Committee. If possible, submissions should be made in electronic format. Please cite sources. Accepted material is subject to copyright clearance whether or not it has been previously published, and may be copyedited. If accepted, book length submissions may be shortened, excerpted or serialized.
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