Join us as we take a trip down memory lane to reminisce about what was happening ten years ago in East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire. 

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

Here are some photographs from our editions which were published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Barrhead nurseries welcome new faces

(Image: Newsquest) Barrhead nurseries celebrated the new school year by welcoming a new generation through their doors. McCreadie Family Centre on Barrhead’s Water Road had more reason than most to celebrate as it had a raft of new equipment to enjoy.

2. Safety in store as crews join forces with retailer

(Image: Newsquest) A local supermarket teamed up with Barrhead’s fire service to help make the town a safer place. The ground-breaking initiative saw the retail giant Tesco’s Barrhead store help raise awareness of the popular Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's Home Fire Safety Visit programme.

3. East Renfrewshire Mental health Arts and Film Festival

(Image: Newsquest) World War One memorabilia and drawings sent home from the trenches by acclaimed artist Joseph Gray were set to be part of 2014's East Renfrewshire Mental health Arts and Film Festival.

4. Landlord plans new start for historic pub

(Image: Newsquest) A businessman secured a new role in resurrecting a derelict drinking spot in Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire. Fraser Campbell revealed he had bought over the historic GlenLeven Inn which closed down in June 2014. 

5. Hobbit star’s lead role in anti-bullying movie

(Image: Newsquest) A Hollywood star from Kilmacolm made a short movie to be shown to millions of school pupils across the UK. John Bell landed the starring role in Billy the Kid, a short action comedy film which was set to be shown to high school pupils across the country during anti-bullying week. The 16-year-old, from Kilmacolm, achieved worldwide fame after starring as Bain in the second of the Hobbit films, The Desolation of Smaug.

6. Double trouble at village primary

(Image: Newsquest) IT was double trouble at a village primary when two sets of twins turned up for their first day at school. Sophie and Ana Lawler and Alistair and Fraser McKillop started at Bridge of Weir Primary. But they were among many other twin-tastic duos in Renfrewshire as no less than 10 sets of twins rolled in to schools across the area.