Scotland Credit Association at a Glance Original Name: Scotland Credit Association, later Scotland Community Credit Union Founder: Scotland Mills, for employees Year Founded: 1964 Year of Merger with Self-Help Credit Union: 2005 Original Founding Location: Wagram, NC Scotland Credit Association was created in 1964 to serve textile workers employed by a series of companies, including J.P. Stevens. Through good times and economic downturns, Scotland provided financial services and loans to its members. In 1998, Scotland expanded its charter, enabling it to serve the entire community in and around Laurinburg, NC. Today as part of Self-Help, the credit union continues its ongoing commitment to the community and helps members save, invest and find a place to call home. Tweet Related Content Finding a place called home: The legacy of Scotland Credit Association In the early 1960s, many families still stashed their savings in a jar or under a mattress. But that began to change in Scotland County, North Carolina when the textile industry moved in, bringing new jobs, new opportunities, and a new credit union for employees. Scotland Credit Association (the company avoided the word “union”) was formed in 1964 to serve local textile workers, and the great majority of them were members. Read more about the video here. Photo Gallery Staff of Scotland Credit Association in 1989: Betty Burroughs, Virginia Chriscoe, Doris Ingram, Millie McMillan and Jim Hunt Group photo at a send off for Melissa David when she left Laurinburg to work at Self-Help's Durham offices in operations. Eva Hines was able to purchase a new home to move in with her son with a loan from Self-Help.