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 16, 2014.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Facility funded by cash seized from country’s criminals

Barrhead News: A state-of-the-art football pitch funded by cash clawed back from criminals opened in Barrhead. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill was in the town to officially launch the new 3G Astro grass facility in Cowan Park. The new sporting venue was paid for through £600,000 of assets seized from law-breakers under the Proceeds of Crime Act along with £244,000 of funding from East Renfrewshire Council. Another £40,000 of the bill was picked up by members of Barrhead Youth Football Club through fundraising.

2. Group help out vandal-hit nursery

Barrhead News: Neilston Community repair honoured its promise to help a vandalism-hit nursery. The volunteer-based group announced the previous year that members would always be on hand to help the Madras Family Centre – a serial target for vandals. Unfortunately mindless vandals struck once again, tearing through the children’s eco garden and eco-shed made entirely of recycled bottles. 

3. Youngsters keep up the good work during break

Barrhead News: East Renfrewshire Young Team continued to change perceptions of youth in Barrhead as they contributed to the community even after the school year ended. They met up for one of their weekly meetings in the sunshine of Cowan Park. 

4. 'Ton sign up Barrhead cup winner

Barrhead News: Neilston snapped up the signature of Barrhead under-19s Scottish Cup-winning forward Thomas McGaughey. The youngster had been on trial with Andy Whiteford’s side and the Farmer’s Boys boss admitted he had been impressed with what he had seen.

5. Cameron returns to Dunterlie dugout as assistant

Barrhead News:

Former Arthurlie manager Mark Cameron sensationally returned to Dunterlie as Gavin Duncan’s right hand man. 

6. Arthurlie Bowling Club roar to national success

Barrhead News: Arthurlie Bowling Club celebrated a historic victory with the junior section bringing home the silverware. The club lifted the inaugural Scottish Young Bowlers Association Scottish Salver with a comfortable victory over Bellsburn Bowling Club of Linlithgow in Letham, Perth.