This week's look through the Ayr Advertiser files takes us back 10 years to October 2013.

Who can you spot in these photos?

Ayr Advertiser: Carrick tidy

A group of S4 Carrick Academy pupils completed a Columba 1400 leadership course. This inspired them to lead a community initiative to try to help tidy up Maybole, filling 30 bags of rubbish in October 2013.

Ayr Advertiser: Ayr tidy

An initiative to tackle litter bugs in Ayr was described as “a great success”. The scheme saw South Ayrshire Council and Police Scotland partnering during a joint litter enforcement day in Ayr town centre in October 2013.

Ayr Advertiser: Archer

Ex-serviceman Frank Maguire, from Ayr, was selected for the Great Britain team to compete at the World Para Archery championships. Frank had been left disabled after a bomb attack in Northern Ireland when he served with the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Ayr Advertiser: Airport

The Scottish Government was in talks to save Prestwick Airport. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to take public ownership of the airport, saving around 1,400 jobs. The airport had been on the market since March 2012 while the Scottish Government, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and South Ayrshire Council, worked with owners Infratil to help find a private buyer, to no avail.

Ayr Advertiser: Barrhill Primary youngsters celebrated the start of the school's extension plans

A £million project to modernise and extend Barrhill Primary in Carrick got underway. The work was expected to be completed by May 2014.

Ayr Advertiser: Lanterns

Pupils at Girvan Primary School took part in a lantern covering workshop in October 2013. The workshop, run by Carrick Rural Arts Group (CRAG) gave P5s the opportunity to get involved in the Carrick Festival of Light.