This week take a look back at the big North Ayrshire stories and photos from 15 years ago.

Who can you spot in these pictures from November 2008?

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: swim

Auchenharvie Academy sisters Nadine and Danielle Joyce were both awarded gold medals at the 2008 Ayrshire Schools Swimming competition. Nadine, a fourth year pupil, and Danielle, a first year pupil, both trained extremely hard for the event.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Beith

Meet some of Beith Primary’s talent musicians who took part in North Ayrshire’s Young Musician of the Year competition in 2008.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Fire

Kilwinning Fire Station held a Design A Poster competition as part of a community safety awareness campaign aimed at reducing the number of hoax calls and making children aware of the dangers on the run up to bonfire night. The winners of the competition, Emily Dean (10) from Blacklands Primary and Emily Marno (8) and Megan Mitchell (10) both of Corsehill Primary, are pictured above.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Dalry


Members of the Dalry Burns Club celebrated their Centenary year in 2008 with an open evening in the town’s Turf Inn.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Ardrossan Outdoor Bowling Club raised funds for Breast Cancer Research in 2008

The ladies at Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club raised a fantastic £275 for Breast Cancer Research in 2008 as they turned up for a game beautifully decked out in pink.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Hair

Talented Kilwinning hairdresser Charlene Grant won a clutch of awards at the 2008 Scottish hairdressing championship. She won the title of best Scottish gents hairdresser and picked up a swanky trophy for her efforts.