Old Dalry Old Dalry. Originally a centre for handloom weaving, Dalry subsequently prospered as the mining of coal and ironstone took off on a large scale and an ironworks was opened. After the mines were worked out or ceased to be viable, textile mills formed the main source of employment, although these subsequently closed too, and since the 1950s the Roche factory has been the main local employer. Old Dalry comprehensively covers the streets and sights of the town, and also includes pictures of the few remaining vestiges of its former mining heritage.
To Tour Ayr and Kilmarnock