About Downtown New Glasgow

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Downtown New Glasgow is a vibrant community, rich in culture and spirit.

Residents and visitors alike appreciate the natural beauty and history of Downtown New Glasgow. The town is located on the banks of the East River and its first retail venue was a trading post established by James William Carmichael and George Amos in 1809. The community that was to become New Glasgow was settled in 1784 when Deacon Thomas Fraser built on land on the west side of the town. By 1809 the Town had been named after Old Glasgow in Scotland and was officially incorporated in 1875. Since that time, the town has prospered from the ship building industry and railway centre to a leading commercial and service centre for northern Nova Scotia.

New Glasgow's scenic riverfront, walking trails, and historic charm of its buildings meet with the retail & service industry of the downtown, providing a welcome place to do business. Our Downtown is an exciting place to be during our many festivals and events that are part of our culture and history.