So what did Scots have to smile about this year? In politics, parties kept on losing their leaders, some folk, not us, voted for Brexit and Donald Trump flew in to give Scots his words of wisdom.
In sport Andy Murray smashed it, Rangers returned, and we watched the European Championships from afar, and in The Herald we reminisced about supporters buses, stern refs, and sexist golf clubs.
Meanwhile Scots continued to muse on the damp weather, why they didn t understand their kids, how to meet the opposite sex, and going to the pub.
All these and more made up The Herald s funniest stories of the year, published every day in the newspaper s Diary column. And now the very best have been gathered here for you to enjoy all over again.