This week, we take a look back at the big stories and photos from the Ardrossan Herald in January 2004.

Who can you spot in these North Ayrshire pics?

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Dalry

The Dalry Burns Club celebrated the immortal memory of the Bard at their 179th annual Burns Supper. Pictured are top table guests David Sturgeon (past chairman), Archie McKay (chairman) and Jim Clark (secretary). Seated left to right are Andrew McKay and Henry McKay.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Kandy

The pie was the limit for Kandy Bar proprietor Stephen McAllister, who scooped silver in the world Scotch Pie championships 2004. This was the fourth year running that the North Ayrshire bakers had picked up an award for their mouth-watering home-baked produce.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Cherno

Hugh Hodge, from Dalry, raised more than £1,700 for the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline. He is pictured presenting a cheque to Colin McDonald, chairman of the charity’s Ayrshire link. Keen athlete Hugh ran the Glasgow Half-Marathon each year for a chosen charity. In 2004, his tireless efforts helped the vital charity bring Belarussian children still living with the aftermath of the world's biggest nuclear disaster to Ayrshire.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: WK Burns

Robbie McCrie sported a splendid Tam O' Shanter at West Kilbride Community Nursery's Burns supper.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Beith

The mums of Beith Play Park Action Group were delighted to receive a donation from the Clydesdale Bank to help towards their dream of a state-of-the-art playpark in Beith. Local branch manager Marade Griffin (centre) is pictured with committee members.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: St John's Chapel in Stevenston held a Stars In Their Eyes competition in 2004

Youngsters from St John’s Chapel in Stevenston managed to impress everyone who attended the annual Stars In Their Eyes competition.