Merry Christmas to all our readers and friends!

THE Kirkintilloch Herald Series wishes you and yours a very merry Christmas.

We have suffered snow, ice, chilly winds, delayed post and unemptied bins, but December 25 is here and it is time to celebrate.

Please have a safe and warm Christmas - whether you are raising a glass on your own or enjoying the festive period with family and friends.

Remember, the Herald Series is out as usual next week - don't miss the latest news and sport on Tuesday, December 28.