Objectives of the Cape Fear Scottish Immigration Memorial Fund in Wilmington, N.C.
The Outlander Series has ignited huge interest, nationally and internationally, in the migration of Scots to the new world.
The series rightfully highlights the key role Wilmington and North Carolina played as a principal point of Scottish immigration to America.
This is a great opportunity to capitalize on the interest generated both historically and culturally and provide focal points for civic activities as well as the tourist trade.
There are benefits and a great potential for a state-wide effort for North Carolina to highlight its Scottish heritage and promote tourism: North Carolina has more Scottish surnames than any other state in the country!