Parents and carers were able to take a breath last week as kids finally headed back to school after the summer holidays.

Across West Dunbartonshire, shirts were ironed and shoes shined before the big day on Monday.

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As you can see from our gallery, most of the youngsters looked happy to be getting back into the routine of school.

For those maybe not so keen, don’t worry as the next holiday is just round the corner, when the September weekend starts on the 27th of next month.

Thanks to everyone who sent in the lovely pictures!