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, June 4, to find and share some of the content that we covered then.

Do you recognise or remember these stories?

1. Dancer leaps into leading stage role

The Gazette:

Cameron Johnstone, 12, was set to grace the stage in a new all-male dance show. The Linwood boy followed in the footsteps of his brother when he performed in a thrilling new production of a classic novel.

The adaptation of the popular Lord of the Flies took place at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.

2. Clowning around at great gala day

The Gazette:

Stilt walkers, charity workers and selfie-mad locals were out in full force at the Renfrew GalaDay.

Despite facing a miserable weather forecast, more than 5,000 revellers braved the torrential rain at the annual event held at Robertson Park.

The park was packed with Renfrew residents who made the most of a range of fun activities, including a tombola stall set up by The Gazette on the day.

3. Royal medal honour for gran

The Gazette:

A grandmother had been honoured by the Queen – 20 years after she was given five years to live.

Nanette Reid stunned doctors by surviving against the odds after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 61.

And after having spent the next 20 years volunteering in social housing, she was presented with her British Empire Medal for her tireless work in the community.

Kind-hearted Nanette, chairwoman of Linstone Housing Association, was overwhelmed with pride to receive the award.

4. Firm steps in to help after wheelchairs stolen

The Gazette:

A Paisley firm stepped in to help after a shopping centre’s wheelchairs were stolen and set on fire.

Staff at Loch Lomond Shores were left humbled after they received a number of donations from Paisley Mobility Centre.

Management at the Balloch venue took to social media to highlight the problem, after their three wheelchairs were stolen.

5. Mum struck by out-of-control, incurable pain

The Gazette:

Crippled with exhaustion, there was once a time Hazel Borland couldn’t get out of bed, let alone exercise.

It took 14 years for doctors to realise Hazel was suffering from chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia – an incurable condition she had lived with for more than 20 years.

But the Elderslise woman and her daughter, Nikola, were determined not to let the condition beat them.

The pair teamed up for a mother-and-daughter fundraising marathon, as well as a cycling challenge, where they aimed to raise awareness for the condition.

6. Unique Commonwealth Mascot

The Gazette:

It took more than 600 paper triangles for this talented youngster to create a unique origami model of the Commonwealth Mascot.

Zuzanna Szafranska, who was in P7 at St Margaret’s Primary, used the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to create the uncanny model of Clyde.

The youngster learned about the hobby after watching a YouTube video and decided to create the mascot for a special exhibition at the school.