What is the Argyll Colony Plus?
The Argyll Colony Plus is the journal of the North Carolina Scottish Heritage Society. It began publication in 1986 and is included with membership in the Society. It is now published three times per year. 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, Gigha and Kintyre, who settled in the Cross Creek area of North Carolina, now Fayetteville, and in and around present day Cumberland, Moore, Hoke, Harnett and other surrounding counties. The Plus indicates our interest in opening our study to include other early North Carolina families of Scottish descent and research which connects them to the early Scottish-Carolina emigrations.
The Argyll Colony Plus is published three times per year and it is included as a benefit of membership in the Society. Its aim is to publish original research connected to the Scottish Highland immigrants who came to North Carolina during and shortly after the colonial period, their origins, culture and genealogies, following them and their descendants through time. Of primary interest are family histories, manuscripts, previously unpublished records, suggestions on research methods and sources. Other items of interest include local histories, diaries, etc. and other items of educational interest which would shed light on this group of people, such as book reviews, and occasional articles related to the Scots-Irish and other Scottish Highland settlements in North America.
We also publish and offer for sale other books as well, such as Highland Scots in North Carolina, the unpublished manuscript by Gov. Angus Wilton McLean. Press the Publications for Sale link.