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Saltcoats is a small town in East Central Saskatchewanmarker near the Manitoba border in Canadamarker. The town's population is around 500. The town was built in the late 1800s, and its economy was driven by the railroad. There is no longer passenger service to the town.

History of Saltcoats

The community was established in 1887 ahead of the arrival of the Manitoba and Northwestern Railway in 1888 when the post office was opened.. In 1894, Saltcoats was the first village incorporated in the North-West Territoriesmarker as they then were. The town was originally named 'Stirling', but that was later changed to Saltcoats, after Saltcoatsmarker, Scotlandmarker, the birthplace of a major railway shareholder and the home port of Allen Steam-ship Lines which brought over many of the immigrants from the British Islesmarker that settled in the region.

Government of Saltcoats

Mayor and Town Council

Walter Farquaharson

Provincial Representation

Federal Representation

Notable Saltcoats People


  1. David Maclennon, "Saltcoats, Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 12 June 2008.
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