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, February 12, to find and share some of the content that we covered then.

Do you recognise or remember these stories?

1. Talented students had designs on the catwalk

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The Gazette:

Youngsters became super-mini models for an evening when they showcased their flair for fashion at a glamorous runway show.

Fledgling designers were also giving Christopher Kane a run for his money as they stormed down the catwalk in a swarm of show-stopping outfits crafted by hand.

The gifted youngsters had been honing their skills at an innovative fashion course held in Kilmacolm, where they learned to design and customise a range of outfits to proudly display on their annual show.

2. Talented youngsters starred in popular musical

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Children from all over Renfrewshire were the jewels of the stage when they starred in a much-loved musical.

More than 20 pupils from schools in Johnstone, Erskine, Renfrew and the surrounding villages will become royal princes and princesses during a lively re-enactment of the The King and I.

And there was no doubt that the youngsters proved themselves to be priceless gems when they performed in the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic at the King’s Theatre.

3. Trailblazing tots visited local fire brigade 

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No way hose-ay! Check out what these youngsters got up to when they were paid a visit from their local fire brigade.

Trailblazing tots from Rivendale Nursery had a blast when they got a shot of hoses before hopping in the fire trucks.

But it wasn’t just fun and games for the Bridge of Weir children, who also learned about the importance of their community’s fire brigade.

4. High school honoured those lost in Holocaust

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Linwood pupils remembered the victims of one of the most harrowing events of the 20th century.

Holocaust Memorial Day was held with representatives from Linwood High School making their contributions.

Two assemblies were held to reflect and remember all those affected by the Holocaust and other genocides that have taken place throughout history.

More than 400 people attended the event at the school including special guest Rabbi Rubin, from Langside Synagogue, who gave a poignant talk about Holocaust survivors he knew, including his own family.

5. Action packed project got children moving

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Cochrane Castle and St David’s Primary pupils had took part in a fun-filled Fitness Fortnight to get into the spirit of the Commonwealth Games.

The children had nine days of action-packed activities, games and sports such as swimming, table tennis and curling — and even a visit to the Velodrome.

Both schools had raised money to host the event, with nursery children up to Primary Four doing a Sponsored Skip, and senior pupils trekking all the way from Lochwinnoch back to Johnstone on foot to boost funds.

6. Art in the Park opened at visitor centre

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An exhibition that showed some of the best artistic talent in Renfrewshire opened in the county in 2014.

The Art in the Park exhibition took place at Castle Semple Visitor Centre, near Lochwinnoch.

The show — which played host to 82 different paintings and drawings — was put on by the Lochwinnoch Art Group and many of the works of art on display had a local theme.

One in particular, by artist Danny Houston, is entitled “Main St, Lochwinnoch” and, according to the village’s SNP Councillor Andy Doig, sums the place up perfectly.