MERRY Christmas to all our readers and advertisers.
The staff at the Grampian Group of newspapers - Banffshire Advertiser, Banffshire Herald, Huntly Express and Banffshire Journal have enjoyed bringing you the local news and sport in 2016.
We serve wonderful communities and there are many individuals and organisations doing some great work.
We will continue to try to keep you up to date with some of the fantastic efforts of people to make the local area a good place to live.
All of the staff at your local paper hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.
The Banffshire Journal and Banffshire Advertiser will be out as normal on Tuesday, while you can catch up with your Huntly and Keith news on Friday.
All the best for the season - group editor Chris Saunderson.