As King Charles visits Scotland, we remember his late mum the Queen who loved all things Scottish and even had a home here.

In 2008, Her Majesty took a trip to these shores as she opened a new centre in Dalmuir's Golden Jubilee Hospital.

The Queen's visit wasn't the only thing happening 15 years ago and we decided to delve once again into the archives to remember exactly what was going on in and around the area.

Here, are some snaps taken from our paper on July 9, 2008.

Head-turning art work

Clydebank Post: Toni Howard, Paul Murray, shanna Hunt and Lucy Clark after their make-overToni Howard, Paul Murray, shanna Hunt and Lucy Clark after their make-over (Image: Stock)

Models from Clydebank College showed off their best assets when they took part in a body painting session.

The students were asked to go along to help the Clyde Shopping Centre celebrate its 30th birthday and the make-up artistry students made sure that every Bankie shopper took note.

Canal festival

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Despite the rain pouring down for the first-ever Clydebank Canal Festival, excited revellers did not let the weather dampen their spirits.

Clanedonia joined big names (at the time) the MacDonald Brothers as the town celebrated all things Clydebank.

As is the way, the rain was braved and fun was had with Flower of Scotland sung by all.

School break begins

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A very bouncy fun day was on offer at St Joseph’s Primary in Faifley.

The kids were sliding, bouncing and having a great time on a bouncy castle before they broke up for summer.

Food from East to west

Clydebank Post: Knightswood pupils enjoyed their 'exotic' cuisineKnightswood pupils enjoyed their 'exotic' cuisine (Image: Stock)

Exotic cuisine was on the menu when St Ninian’s Primary held an international food festival.

Pupils, parents and teachers sampled the delicacies from far-flung places, like Hungarian goulash and hokey pokey from New Zealand.

Afterwards, pupils performed a concert which topped off the tasty feast.

Pupils work relay hard on sports day

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Pupils skipped to success at their sports day.

The pupils at St Mary’s Primary took part in a variety of activities, including skipping, relay races and running whilst balancing a tennis ball on a tennis racket.

The sun stayed out long enough to make sure everyone at the Duntocher school had great fun.

Her Royal Highness opens heart and lung centre at hospital

Clydebank Post: Jackie Maceira meets the QueenJackie Maceira meets the Queen (Image: Stock)

Bankies young and old were celebrating as the Queen visited the town.

Her Royal Highness jetted into Clydebank to officially open the West of Scotland Heart and Lung Centre at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

An expectant crowd lined the red carpet — including 60 kids from Clydebank’s primary schools — waiting for the Royal arrival before the chauffeur-driven car pulled up, sparking a frenzy of flag-waving and massive cheers.

Later, Old Kilpatrick man Jackie Maceira, who uses a wheelchair, was on the end of a Prince Philip gaffe about his chair.

Mr Maceira said: “It was quite funny because Prince Philip was saying to me ‘why do you not have an engine on your wheelchair instead of having to push yourself?’

“I found it quite funny though and it was nice that both he and the Queen were taking an interest in the work that we do.

“I had a bit of a laugh and a joke with them both so that lifted any tension that there might have been."