For our first story from the archives of the new year, we're winding back the clock 10 years to our coverage of the retirement of two teachers at John Logie Baird Primary School in Helensburgh.

Here's how we reported the news in the Advertiser on December 31, 2009...

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IT was a sad end to the term at John Logie Baird primary school as they waved two of their much-loved staff farewell.

Both Nancy Young, left, and Helen Normington were leaving the school after years of service.

Nancy, the special needs assistant, has spent some 31 years serving Argyll and Bute Council, and is now looking forward to her retirement.

For her hard work and dedication to the job she received a silver quaich.

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Helen is leaving the school after nearly two decades, having spent her entire teaching career at the Churchill school.

Headmaster Alan Shields thanked them for their efforts over the years.

He said: “I’d just like to say both ladies have given their service to the school and we are genuinely struggling to imagine the school without them.

“They are both people you could go to, no matter what the problem was or what you wanted to find out, and we wish them both well.”

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