An Outdoor Paradise

Come to Scotland Neck and you will find that not far from the crepe myrtles on Main Street is a land of unspoiled beauty. The quiet, scenic Roanoke River winds its way just eight miles north of town, luring those who enjoy fishing, hunting, boating and the great outdoors.  Carefully tended farmland and hunting preserves flourish with white-tail deer, wild turkeys and enough wild game to satisfy even the most avid hunter.  There are several guided hunting serivces in the area that can help to make your visit to Scotland Neck a memorable experience.  

sylvan heights waterfowl park 2007The art of wildlife preservation is practiced in Sylvan Heights Waterfowl, a seven-acre facility that houses more than half of the world's known species of ducks, geese and swans, along with rare species of parrots, cranes and other birds. Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Center houses the worlds largest wild waterfowl breeding collection.

Acres of rolling hills and plentiful water create the perfect setting for golf at Scotfield Club, which also offer tennis and swimming. Lake Gaston, a regional center for water sports, is just 45 minutes away and North Carolina's renowned beaches are an easy three-hour drive. For more metropolitan entertainment and shopping, North Carolina's capital city Raleigh and the Virginia capital, Richmond, are just a 90 minute car ride away.

Check out these website to gather more information about paddling advendtures or hunting /fishing guide services in the area: 









Town History and Future

Our Scottish roots are reflected in our name. In 1722 a colony of Scotch Highlanders led by Lord Nairn settled in the "neck" of the Roanoke River. The name Scotland Neck first described the small communities that clustered around this original settlement. Nearly 150 years later, a progressive citizen named John Hyman adopted the name for the town he was to establish in this thriving area of commerce. Scotland Neck was officially incorporated in 1867 and work began creating the spacious avenues and tree-lined median of the north and southbound lanes of Main Street.

Today this historic median is festooned with glorious crepe myrtles that bloom each summer, a sight that welcomes thousands of visitors to Scotland Neck's annual Crepe Myrtle Festival in August. Live music, craftspeople with their wares, food and drink entertain the visitors, guests and home folks who fill our streets. However, this festival is just one highlight in a town that values civic involvement.

Kiwanis, Lions, Junior Order, Masons and other civic groups take pride in annual projects that add value to the community. These clubs are joined by Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian and Catholic churches working together to broaden Scotland Neck's base of support, attracting people of all backgrounds and denominations to the community.

From the Mayor

Welcome to the Town of Scotland Neck on-line. We are located in the southeastern section of Halifax County. Scotland Neck serves as an employment, retail, banking, medical, dining and cultural center for the entire southeastern portion of the county. We are known for our wide main street with center parking, beautiful crepe myrtle trees and very friendly people. We are proud of the fact that we do not have a stop light in town and it is because everyone drives with caution and courtesy.

Come to Scotland Neck and you will find a land of unspoiled beauty. The quiet, scenic Roanoke River winds its way just eight miles North of town. The Roanoke River lures those who enjoy fishing, hunting, boating, camping, birding, and the great outdoors. You will also be reminded of our blessed good fortune in having well-maintained community facilities, such as the Scotland Neck Memorial Library, Municipal Complex with a 714 seat auditorium, Senior Citizens Center, Police and Fire station , public and private schools, EMS station, Halifax Community College Satellite site, Wellness Center, Scotland Neck Family Medical Center and Hospital.

We invite you to visit us and see what you have been missing.  Come spend a day or spend a lifetime.

Proud of Our Past and Excited about Our Future


Welcome to Scotland Neck, North Carolina!

Scotland Neck known as An Outdoor Paradise is a small rural town rich in agricultural heritage and land of unspoiled beauty, with a strong sense of community and southern hospitality.

Through hard work and entrepreneurial innovation the community has capitalized on the beauty of its natural resources: farmland, deep woods, wildlife, Roanoke River, country roads, and scenic views.

The community has learned to embrace agri/eco-tourism while balancing growth and still maintaining its small town character.

Scotland Neck anticipates revitalizing its economy with business and community collaboration and expand its employment base allowing youth to settle locally.

Scotland Neck is already on its way to becoming a model for rural community revitalization.

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Beginning in April 2016

The DMV Driver's License unit will be in Scotland Neck

on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

NEW LOCATION:  Town of  Scotland Neck Senior Center.


Saving Energy = Saving $$$$

Call us at the Town Hall to schedule a residential or business

ENERGY AUDIT. It only takes about an hour and it's FREE!

Learn simple ways to save energy and reduce your electric bill!


  Effective Immediately

The Town of Scotland Neck will no longer pick up Household furnishings, mattresses, furniture, carpet, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 The Mary's Chapel Road Dump Site is open on Wednesday & Saturday from

 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. They will accept these items.   


Scotland Neck Business Association

(SNBA) monthly meeting 1st Tuesday each month at 6:00 pm at the SN Memorial Library


Energy Depot


The Town of Scotland Neck is pleased to offer you Energy Depot®, a new set of online tools and resources to help you better understand and manage your home energy use and costs. Energy Depot is your one-stop resource for energy information and it’s available free.

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Town Hall Contact

Contact UsTown Hall contact information is always available here. A quick and easy directory to get you in touch with Scotland Neck, NC. Click here!

Business in Scotland Neck NC

Served by U.S. Highway 258 and North Carolina Highway 125, Scotland Neck is only 30 minutes from I-95. Also, a number of Motor Freight Carriers are available in the area. Find out more.

Our Photos

Take a little while to enjoy our scenic photographs. Featuring some of the most beautiful Crepe Myrtles around, Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park and more! View Here!