We’re taking a look back at what was happening across Renfrewshire this time 10 years ago.

We took a dive into the archives and had a look at Wednesday, January 15, to find and share some of the content that we covered then.

Do you recognise or remember these stories?

1. One of the area's first New Year babies says hello

The Gazette: Erskine couple, Islay McInnes and Callum Cairns welcomed in the new year with the birth of their little boy Finn Cairns.

While revellers partied at the start of 2014, little Finn Cairns kept his parents waiting until the early hours of new year’s morning. Finn was due to arrive on Christmas Day but kept his parents waiting before making an entrance in style.

2. Missing cat reunited with delighted owner

The Gazette:

An Elderslie woman was reunited with her missing cat.

Mischievous moggy Stanley went missing from the village on New Year’s Day, but after an extensive search, she was now reunited with his owner Pamie after moving himself in with a family a few streets away.

Delighted Pamie said: “Thank you to everyone who shared this appeal. This is brilliant news"

3. Dargavel Village’s first lights switch on deemed a big success

The Gazette:

Mulled wine, mince pies and carol singing by Bishopton Parish Church were all part of the village’s first-ever Christmas tree light switch-on.

Dargavel Village saw local families come together with representatives from property factor, Residential Management Group (RMG), who donated the tree and lights, and BAE Systems, as well as Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, Persimmon Homes, Charles Church and CALA Homes gather for an evening of festive fun.

The Christmas tree lights were switched on by nine-year-old Emma Brown and her sister, Lucy, who both attend Bishopton Primary School and were winner and runners up respectively of a unique competition organised by BAE Systems to name the new development.

4. Generous pub team raise £10k for Lochwinnoch mum

The Gazette: Caring staff at a popular village pub raised a whopping £10,000 for a local charity.

The team at the Howwood Inn pub, on Main Street, raised the incredible sum for Finding Your Feet, an organisation set up for amputee Corinne Hutton to help her buy revolutionary bionic hands.

Courageous Corinne, 43 and her brother Davy Hutton, who were former owners of the pub, were touched by the staff’s efforts to help support her with her mission.

5. Linwood super slimmer met TV star Paddy at annual awards 

The Gazette:

Kirsty Gibson and Louise O’Neill were delighted to get a chance to cuddle up to Paddy when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles

Paddy McGuinness praised the duo for their efforts as he said: "I was genuinely amazed to hear about what a difference consultants like Kirsty and Louise make to people’s lives.

"Having the help and support of people like Kirsty and Louise to keep you on track and be there with advice when you need it really is invaluable"

6. Football breaking barriers

The Gazette:

Pupils at St Anthony’s Primary in Johnstone were put through their paces by former Arsenal coach Tony Gervaise.

Having spent 10 years as a player with Clydebank, Hamilton, Queen of the South and Stranraer, the 58-year-old has enjoyed a glittering coaching career, having overseen projects across Scotland, as well as spending time working with Arsene Wenger

The former head of Dumbarton Youth football looked to help integrate youngsters with autism into mainstream education through football.

The programme, supported by the postcode lottery, ran every Thursday.