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 23, 2014.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Baton fever grips streets of Barrhead

Barrhead News: Barrhead News:

Barrhead shone as the crown jewel of East Renfrewshire when 3,000 people packed into the Cowan Park to welcome The Queen’s Baton, ahead of the summer's Commonwealth Games. 

2. Smith sets sights on hitting new heights

Barrhead News: Barrhead's sole Commonwealth Games representative David Smith was looking to launch himself into medal contention with the curtain set to be raised at Celtic Park. 

3. Nominate a local hero to open £22m Asda superstore

Barrhead News: The long-anticipated opening of Barrhead’s £22million Asda superstore was set to take place on August 11, the Barrhead News revealed. As part of plans to put Asda at the heart of the community, bosses began a search for a ‘local hero’ to open the store.

4. Don't wash raw chicken

Barrhead News: The Food Safety Week message in 2014 was “Don’t wash your chicken.” East Renfrewshire’s Environmental Health team and Councillor Vincent Waters (right) spread the message at supermarkets around East Renfrewshire, including Barrhead’s Tesco. 

5. Jewish honour for Lord Provost

Barrhead News: The Jewish community in Barrhead and East Renfrewshire honoured the Provost with a book presentation. 

6. Arthurlie debutants unable to avoid loss

Barrhead News: Arthurlie opened their pre-season schedule with a 2-1 defeat against East region side Newtongrange Star. After days of sunshine you could tell that junior football was back as the sky’s darkened before the heavens opened but it didn’t dampen the appetite for the home fans desperate to see the summer additions in action.