South Ayrshire was basking in a heatwave back in June 2003 - and our photographer was out and about capturing some of the big local events.

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Ayr Advertiser: Holmston Primary pupils try the new helmetsHolmston Primary pupils try the new helmets (Image: Newsquest)

A NEW initiative was launched to encourage young South Ayrshire cyclists to use their heads - and wear a helmet

A number of demonstrations, such as dropping eggs to simulate the impact on the skull when involved in a crash and a model of the brain to demonstrate damage when falling from a bicycle, made up part of the roadshow which was touring local primary schools.

Of the 1,363 primary pupils questioned, only 223 kids said they wore a cycle helmet every time they get on their bikes

Pictured are Holmston Primary 7 pupils, Jodie Dodds, Gregor Queen, Stephanie Hope and Fraser Dunn with Anglea McGuffie from Headway Ayrshire, which helped run the roadshows.

Ayr Advertiser: Wellington School's Senior Prom 2003 at the Brig O' Doon Hotel

THE Wellington Senior Prom was held to mark the end of the school year.

Held at the Brig o’ Doon Hotel, the pupils made the most of the opportunity to dress up and let their hair down, as our picture shows.

Ayr Advertiser: Guestsd at the Borderline Review meeting 2003

ACTRESS, comedian and politician Elaine C. Smith and playwright Liz Lochhead were two of the guests as the Borderline Theatre held its annual review.

Also present were local MSPs Cathy Jamieson and John Scott and Campbell Martin MSP as the local group celebrated another successful year which has seen two major productions - Perfect Days by Liz Lochhead and Tally’s Blood by Ann Marie Di Mambro - visit Ayr.

There was also an extract reading from the keenly anticipated new play by Liz Lochhead, Good Things, featuring Ralph Riach, Annette Staines, Vincent Friel and Jannette Foggo.

Elaine C Smith who had agreed to become a Patron of Borderline Theatre said: “I performed in my first ever Pantomime with Borderline at the Magnum Centre in Irvine and then appeared in a number of productions that toured the country.

 “I admire what the theatre company does for the community in Ayr and beyond and I am keen to support the work of Borderline in whatever way I can.“

Ayr Advertiser: The Cat Protection stall at Ayr's Holy Fair 2003

GLORIOUS sunshine blessed the crowds who turned out for Ayr’s Holy Fair on Saturday.

The traditional event at Rozelle brought the usual mix of fun family attractions, including magic tricks, fun fair and the ever popular dog show.

And finally, it was hoped that wardens would soon be patrolling the streets of some of South Ayrshire’s toughest council estates.

The wardens were employed as part of a new plan to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime across South Ayrshire and will work as liason between the community and the police.

The scheme hinged on a bid to the Scottish Executive for £800,000 of funding proving successful. If given the green light, the warden project will be offered to villages and towns, regardless of size or population

They would perform a range of duties aimed at improving the quality of the environment, as well as acting as a “middle man“ between residents, community groups and police.