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Dunaskin

Dunaskin

The hills around the Doon Valley in East Ayrshire held a wealth of coal, ironstone and limestone. The Dalmellington Iron Company employed these to produce pig iron at its works at Dunaskin. Its furnaces operated 24 hour a day from 1848 until 1921 and employed 1400 people. Forced to shut the furnaces due to a slump in demand, the Company survived for a few years on its coal business alone, before, in 1931, taking advantage of the demand for bricks and redeveloping the blast engine house as a modern brickworks.

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