This week we are looking back 15 years to the Irvine and Kilwinning stories from November 2008.

Who do you recognise in these photos?

Irvine Times: Towerlands

These Towerlands youngsters looked very recognisable as they helped raise money for Children in Need in 2008 thanks to their Pudsey facepaint.

Irvine Times: Fire

Kilwinning Fire Station held a Design A Poster competition as part of a community safety awareness campaign aimed at reducing the number of hoax calls and making children aware of the dangers on the run up to bonfire night. The winners of the competition, Emily Dean (10) from Blacklands Primary and Emily Marno (8) and Megan Mitchell (10) both of Corsehill Primary, are pictured above.

Irvine Times: Bowls

Meet the successful bowlers at Girdle Toll Bowling Club Prizegiving Ceremony in November 2008.

Irvine Times: Hair

Talented Kilwinning hairdresser Charlene Grant won a clutch of awards at the 2008 Scottish hairdressing championship. She won the title of best Scottish gents hairdresser and picked up a swanky trophy for her efforts.

Irvine Times: Castlepark

Pupils at Castlepark Primary got all dressed up for their recent Hallowe’en party. The P2 class spooked teachers with their dazzling costumes.

Irvine Times: Irvine Tesco staff held a fundraiser for Children in Need in 2008

Staff at Tesco in Irvine looked like they had just rolled out of bed when our photographer turned up in November 2008. Fortunately, management weren’t upset as the staff had dressed up to help raise money for Children in Need.