This week we take a look at the top North Ayrshire stories and photos from the end of February, 2014.

Who can you spot in these pics from 10 years ago?

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Kickbox

Young athletes from Ardrossan Kickboxing Club were graded with belts in February 2014. Ethan Shaw and Sophie Thomson were awarded white belts, Madison McCulloch was awarded a yellow belt and Alison Shaw and Robyn Shaw were awarded orange belts.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Dalry burns

Dalry Burns Club presented awards to the winners of the St Palladius Primary School Scots Writing Competition in February 2014. The presentations included the award of the first McTaggart Construction Cup for Writing in Scots, which was won by Lana Mcintyre.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: castle

A big year was ahead for the Ardrossan Castle Heritage Society as they looked to bring back the local landmark to its former glory. Volunteers started the year by helping out at an archeological dig at the site.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Beith

Meet the four winners in the Early Years (pm) class at Beith PS who were simply brilliant in the 2014 verse competition.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Legion

Alistair Kennedy, of the Royal British Legion Scotland and his team visited Glengarnock Primary School to talk to Primary 7 pupils about World War 1.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Pupils from Ardrossan and Auchenharvie academies enjoyed a leadership week on Arran

Ardrossan and Auchenharvie had a joint Leadership Academy week on Arran in February 2014. Sixteen pupils from each school enjoyed the event, which was held in Lamlash.