Take a look at these top stories and pictures from the Ayr Advertiser's August 2003 files.

Who can you spot in these photos?

Ayr Advertiser: Duncan McAllister gets a new wheelchair

Kyle Academy pupil Duncan McAlister, 16, who suffered from brittle bone disease, had a new wheelchair thanks to generous members of the community, who raised £2,000 for it in 2003. Duncan is pictured with some of the Southside Christian Fellowship group who helped: Back L-R: Rosalind Fisher, Sian Muir, Isobel Robb. Front L-R: Matthew McClymont, 11 and Lisa Muir eight, with Duncan.

Ayr Advertiser: Dr James Begg

Former Ayr GP Dr James Begg published a book about his time as a Navy doctor with the HMS Gannett search and rescue service. In it, he describes the horror of searching for bodies in the wake of the Lockerbie bombing. In the foreword, Rear Admiral Scott  Leadbetter said: “Many people owe their lives to the persistence and tenacity of Jimmy Begg.”

Ayr Advertiser: Matthew Rewhorn with the Earl of Essex

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants from across South Ayrshire played in the Scottish Qualifying Round of a National D of E Golf Competition held in Perthshire. Matthew Rewhorn, from Belmont Academy finished in sixth place and was presented with a prize by HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Essex.

Ayr Advertiser: Maybole's 2003 Holiday Club was a success

THE holiday club run in August by Maybole Council of Churches was again a great success. Around 40 children attended each day for lots of fun, games, quizzes, stories, videos, drama and singing.

Ayr Advertiser: Young Ayr Rugby stars in 2003

A group of highly-promising young players from Ayr attended an elite training camp run by the Scottish Rugby Union. Pictured are Graham Johnstone, Kenny Blair, Crawford MacKay, Ross McCann, Craig MacNicol and Robbie Hair, and front row, Sandy Service, Ross McCallum, future Scotland cap Pat MacArthur and Graham Montgomery.

Ayr Advertiser: Flower show winner Catherine Shennan

Catherine Shennan, seven, came out top at Ballantrae Flower Show in 2003 when she was judged to be one of the winners with this impressive exhibit.