In Pictures: First day back at school for pupils across Falkirk district
Falkirk pupils made a welcome return to the classroom this week.
All high school pupils are now back in-school full-time, after months of a mixture of online learning with some face-to-face teaching.
Robert Naylor, Falkirk Council's director of children's services, said: "It is a very positive step as lockdown eases that pupils and staff have now returned to full time learning and teaching in our schools.
"It will continue to be different for a while with social distancing between adults and young people and face masks still being required.
"It has been a remarkably hard year for pupils, parents and staff who have all demonstrated great resilience in the most trying of circumstances.
"Hopefully, as we progress towards a more stable situation, we can fully resume all of our usual teaching approaches in the coming weeks and months."