AS PART of their Rewind project, the BBC has released a number of archived tapes which are available for the public to watch.

And many areas of North Ayrshire have something to look back upon, from the Three Towns through to the Garnock Valley.

Many of these videos had not been made available to watch since they were originally broadcast decades ago, though they are now after The Rewind collection was launched to mark the BBC's centenary.

In Saltcoats, there is only one tape available at the moment, as we watch local boy William McGivern become the UK's amateur snooker champion in 1954.

The public can now, for the first time since they were originally broadcast, view archived BBC footage. Picture credit: BBC ArchiveSaltcoats' William McGivern become the UK amateur snooker champion. Picture Credit: BBC Archive

Ardrossan provides a plethora of content and unsurprisingly, ferries were still a key theme in the 60s and 70s, almost as much as they are now.

Though there were some other discussions at Ardrossan harbour, like when reporter Jameson Clark interviewed Matthew Laird, a fisherman from Arran, back in 1965.

The public can now, for the first time since they were originally broadcast, view archived BBC footage. Picture credit: BBC ArchiveJameson Clark has a go at fishing himself. Picture credit: BBC Archive

Some areas lack any content at the moment, with Stevenston, Kilbirnie, Dalry and Kilwinning searches providing no specific results.

Beith does provide some content, with the BBC visiting in 1981 for the opening of the Future Technology Sytems factory.

The public can now, for the first time since they were originally broadcast, view archived BBC footage. Picture credit: BBC ArchiveThe BBC visited Beith for the opening of the Future Technology Systems factory. Picture credit: BB Archive

You can search through the BBC Rewind archives collection here.