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

We have dived into the extensive archives here at the Gazette and had a look at Wednesday, January 29, to find and share some of the content that we covered then.

Do you recognise or remember these stories?

1. Ice work from pupils as they met top explorer

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Pupils kept their cool when a famous polar explorer paid a visit to East Fulton Primary in 2014.

The Linwood school had won a visit from British adventurer Mark Wood after winning a competition run by nationwide snow clearance firm GRITIT.

But the event was far from icy as youngsters sat mesmerised whilst Mark poured the details from some of his cold-beating expeditions and destinations.

2. Charity concert in tribute to Clutha

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A KIND-HEARTED musician organised a charity night as a tribute to Renfrewshire’s Clutha victims.

Bridge of Weir residents were treated to a musical invasion as tributes to many of the world’s great music acts descended on the village for a night in the Cargill Hall.

Tribute performers included Dead Elvis, Troy Orbison and Jack Flash, Cher and Tina Turner, Tommy ‘Meetlaugh’ Taylor as well as Jim & Ramsay

Sandy Smith, a Bridge of Weir resident, organised the event after seeing the Clutha Disaster — where 10 people died after a helicopter crashed into a pub in Glasgow — unfold on television.

3. Make-up professionals drop into primary

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Kilbarchan Primary sevens were treated to a makeover by a professional makeup artist who visited the school.

The class were taught about how to apply make-up before one of the pupils, Harry Pittaway, was chosen to get the full treatment.

However, it wasn’t your average makeover as Harry was transformed to look like he had been involved in an explosion as part of the class’s World War II project.

4. ABC Renfrew Burns Supper

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An enjoyable Burns Supper was hosted by the ABC Renfrew Childminders group went down well, 'nae twa doots about it'.

Youngsters celebrated the life of the Scottish poet by digging into some traditional Scottish foods whilst donning some of their favourite tartan items.

They toasted Rabbie’s memory with traditional and vegetarian l haggis, neeps and tatties, and also shortbread.

5. Diamond congratulations to couple from the Queen

The Gazette:  John and Cathy Millan John and Cathy Millan (Image: Archive)

The Gazette:

A diamond couple sparkled as they were sent a message of congratulations from the Queen to mark 60 years of marriage.

John and Cathy Millan celebrated their milestone wedding anniversary in the company of family, Inverclyde Provost Robert Moran and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire David Foggie.

Mr Millan, 82, a former worker at the fire station in Bishopton, and Mrs Millan, 85, married in a registry office in 1954 and say teamwork is the key to their long and happy marriage — despite being told their relationship was doomed.

6. Pupils first to scoop Commonwealth medals

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The Gazette:

The first medals of the Commonwealth Games were awarded to two pupils at Howwood Primary School.

Louise White and Beth Miller, both keen swimmers, were the first pupils to receive medals and t-shirts as part of Renfrewshire Council’s Commonwealth Games-related PasSport Initiative.

Both received bronze medals.