JOIN us as we take a trip down memory lane to reminisce about what was happening in Clydebank fifteen years ago.

We have delved into the Post’s archives to pick out some of the stories from over a decade ago.

Here are some photographs from our first edition of the new year published on January 7, 2009.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Pupils in out-of-this-world experience

Clydebank Post: Pupils had an outer space experience – but did not have to go further than their classroom.

NASA allowed pupils at Garscadden Primary, in Yoker, to view some space rocks as part of a project.

2. New baby for a new year

Clydebank Post: An overjoyed Clydebank couple welcomed the new year with the birth of their little girl – the first to be born in the Queen Mother’s Hospital in 2009.

Little Chloe Anne McQuillan was due to arrive before Christmas but kept her parents waiting until 12.45am on New Year’s morning.

Parents Barry McQuillan and Lauren McNab said it had been the best start to the year.

3. Owl’s about that for a gift

Clydebank Post: A Clydebank school got a Christmas present down its chimney it was not expecting when an owl crashed 50ft down its boiler room funnel – and survived to fly again.

Kilpatrick School janitor at the time Joe Shovlin, 62, and his son Josh, who was nine years old, were inspecting the grounds when they heard a commotion coming from the building where the school is heated.

To their surprise, a sooty owl was flying around the boiler works after being blown into the system by high winds.

Joe who had been working at the school for 12 years at the time of publication said: “Luckily for him we don’t turn on the heating at the weekend.”

4. Mum goes extra mile for Scout group

Clydebank Post: A mum raced to the finish line of a 10k to raise money for a Knightswood Scout group.

Catherine Hilton, whose son James was in the Beavers, raised more than £1,000 for the 80th Glasgow Scout Group, which was matched by her employer.

5. Arty kids

Clydebank Post: Talented tots were all winners in an art competition.

The Whiteinch Nursery girls and boys were gold award winners for the art gallery and museum competition.

6. Pupils bid farewell to much-loved teacher

Clydebank Post: A school paid tribute to a long-serving teacher with a special assembly.

Our Holy Redeemer Primary’s deputy head at the time, James Ward, retired after 29 years at the Whitecrook school.

Everyone was entertained by sketches at the assembly and Mr Ward was given a special quaich and golf equipment as thanks for all his work.