Here's a look back at some of Ayrshire's top pictures and stories from August 2008.

Who do you recognise in these photos from 15 years ago?

Ayr Advertiser: Mark Mancini with one of his award winning creations

Talented Mark Mancini, 22, created an award-winning ice cream that saw him strike gold for his double dairy vanilla recipe at the Royal Highland Show. The student was in charge of all ice cream produced at Mancini’s in Ayr during the summer. His father Philip won the same title 12 months ago.

Ayr Advertiser: Saltcoats High Flats residents formed a Neighbourhood Watch

Residents of the high flats in Saltcoats were able to sleep soundly at night after a neighbourhood watch scheme started. The watch would cover the flats at O’Connor Court and Lambie Court.

Ayr Advertiser: St John's Primary fun day 2008

St John’s Primary in Cumnock held a successful Fun Day with £300 being raised for school funds. Pupils, parents and friends of the school enjoyed a morning with a variety of activities to keep them busy.

Ayr Advertiser: Pupils from four Carrick primary schools enjoyed a 10 day sail

Pupils from Girvan, Dailly, Maidens and Scared Heart primary schools took on the role of crew aboard on the 60 foot ocean clipper Clyde Challenger as part of the 10 day trip. They had the chance to see dolphins, porpoises and seals in their natural habitat.

Ayr Advertiser: Julie Carson School's young dancers staged a show

Meet some of the young dancers from Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston who put on a three night spectacular at the Magnum Leisure Centre in Irvine. The members of the Julie Carson School of Dance staged a magnificent show.

Ayr Advertiser: Fun at the Cumnockl Academy summer school

On me head son… Pupils at the Cumnock Academy summer school found some novel ways of keeping fit during gym sessions.