JOIN us as we take a trip down memory lane to reminisce about what was happening in the area ten years ago.

We have delved into the Barrhead News’ archives to pick out some stories from around a decade ago.

Here are some photographs from our edition which was published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Essays take pupils to BrusselsBarrhead News:

Two Barrhead youngsters had the opportunity of a lifetime when they were invited to the European Parliament in Brussels. They were two of just four pupils from two East Renfrewshire high schools who were given the chance after winning a European-wide secondary school essay writing competition. The lucky pupils, Cameron Kerr and Eva Stewart from St Luke’s High and Rebekah Johnstone and Abigail Catterson from Eastwood High were all invited for a two-day trip to meet fellow competition winners from schools across Europe.

2. Wheely good cause

Barrhead News: Four children in Barrhead and East Renfrewshire were given a special present by generous donors. Bikes were donated to East Renfrewshire Good Causes to help improve a child’s life somewhere in the area. 

3. Kids aim for success at archery workshop

Barrhead News: Budding Robin Hoods were bang on target at an event held at the Barrhead dams. 

4. Cyclists in the saddle on new bike path

Barrhead News: To celebrate the opening of the new cycle link connecting Barrhead with Paisley, 30 locals showed off their pedal power. Residents saddled up for a morning of outdoor activity to explore the route leaving from Barrhead Resource Centre, on Carlibar Road. 

5. First responders open new base

Barrhead News: Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders held the official opening of its new base in the old Neilston police station building after months of hard work by the team members and their friends and families. The facility was opened by Pauline Howie, chief executive of the Scottish Ambulance Service, and MSP Jackson Carlaw.

6. Strum-thing special planned for baton relay

Barrhead News: TheGlasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay was set to come to Neilston and the village was in full voice. Crowds were set to cheer the five local baton bearers who will carry the icon through the streets of the village. Neilston community choir had been preparing for the event.

7. Award-winning pupils 

Barrhead News: Pupils from Barrhead High and St Luke’s were honoured for their outstanding achievements. They were among more than 50 young people receiving individual awards and team honours at a special ceremony.