This week, we're taking a look back at the best photos in the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald issue dated January 7, 2009.

And while it might have been a brand new year, the newspaper was still full of festive photos.

Who do you recognise in these pictures from 15 years ago?

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Bronco

There were plenty of attractions at Longbar Karate Club’s 2008 Christmas party in Glengarnock Community Centre. But this bucking bronco was surely the most unusual!

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: St John's

These wee ones were on fine form at the 2008 St John’s Nursery Nativity in Stevenston.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Sainsbury

Staff and customers at the new Sainsbury’s store in Saltcoats collected toys over the 2008 Christmas period which they kindly donated to Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Elms

The over 50s group in Saltcoats were delighted to be invited along to Elms Bar for their Christmas lunch in 2008. The group's meeting place had flooded and had been closed for the previous six months.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: karate

Karate kid Aaron Horne, 12, from Dalry, returned from the 2008 British Open Championships in Manchester with the International title for his age group under his belt. Aaron is pictured with instructor Sandy Kerr of Dalry Karate Club.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: West Kilbride Primary youngsters at their 2008 Nativity

West Kilbride Primary pupils staged their 2008 Nativity, which proved a big hit with staff, families and friends.