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Extensive iron and steel works once dominated many parts of Ayrshire. The presence of ironstone led to the establishment of blast furnaces for the manufacture of iron at Dalry, Kilwinning, Lugar (Auchinleck) and at Dalmellington. When steel began to replace iron for most purposes in the late 18th Century, Ayrshire’s iron ore was mostly worked out, and the county did not have the black-band ironstone that fuelled steel production. Although a steel works was established at Glengarnock (Kilbirnie) and survived into the 1970s, Ayrshire’s iron and steel industry was essentially a 19th Century phenomenon.

During the 19th Century Kilmarnock became the engineering and industrial capital of Ayrshire, and one of the great engineering towns of Scotland. Two products carried its name around the world: railway locomotives and water pumps.



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Industry

- Coal

- Electricity

- Emergency Services

- Rescue

- Construction

- Bridges

- Railway

- Building Construction

- Roofing - thatch

- Dam

- Demolition

- Docks

- Harbour

- Housing

- Roads

- Ship Building

- Yachts

- Manufacturing

- Aircraft

- Brickworks

- Computers/IT

- Curling Stones

- Engineering

- Explosives

- Fuel

- Furniture

- Furniture/aircraft

- Hone stones

- Ice

- Ironworks

- Leather

- Tannery

- Mills

- Animals

- People

- Motor Vehicles

- Printing

- Railways

- Salt

- Shoes

- Textiles

- Carpets

- Knitwear

- Lace

- Water Pumps

- Whisky

- Mining

- Barytes

- Canteen

- Coal

- Rescue

- Minerals

- Processing

- Animal Slaughter

- Meat

- Quarrying

- Service

- Ship Building