Video: The news year in pictures

It has been another eventful year throughout Falkirk and district.

And as always, the Falkirk Herald, and its sister titles, have been there to capture those moments - happy, sad, funny and bizarre - that really matter.

The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge at the Kelpies.

The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge at the Kelpies.

Images editor Michael Gillen has compiled some of his favourite photographs from 2017 in this slideshow as we take a final look back at the year.

And you can read more about the stories behind some of the pictures by clicking on the following links.

In pictures: Fire and light 2017 at the helix

A new initiative to help carers and those living with dementia

Cumbernauld canine carer at Crufts

Shifting the focus from illness to person

Roads chaos in Cumbernauld due to Storm Doris

In pictures: Good vibrations in Shieldhill

Opening the door to support at Maggie’s

Kelpies get a health check

Joy from Larbert is our model winner

Town centre security concerns after attack

In pictures: Just Roman in the park

Fire destroys building at Dunipace Juniors ground

Ineos gas leak: Lack of information caused public panic

Local elections: Latest results

Janitor Jim calls it a day

New Callendar House exhibition reveals true power of the Roman army

Bookbug event in Falkirk was a big giggle

In pictures: Primary 7 photographs

Time to be a superhero for two charities

In pictures: Marches day

A Royal welcome to the Kelpies

New business offers mums chance to get fit while having fun with their youngsters

Little Eve is leader of the band

Madness have their own stadium of fun

In pictures: Free colliers march 2017

Jess Glynne produces glittering show at Falkirk Stadium

In pictures: Party at the Palace

Striking posties deliver a message to management

After 75 years cadets sail into bright future with their brand new colours

In pictures: Falkirk storytelling festival

Carrongrange High officially opened by deputy first minister

Pudsey and team rickshaw at Kelpies

Lighting up a life at Strathcarron