A TIME capsule has been buried by a Clacks care home to remember the extraordinary year that was 2020.

Staff and residents at Ludgate House all contributed to the idea, with the vessel buried in the centre's courtyard garden on New Year's Eve.

Included in the box are items which became a huge part of everybody's day-to-day life, including face masks, hand sanitiser, Covid-19 guidance and even some Advertiser cuttings to help future generations understand what the year was like.

Service users and staff were also asked to record the best things about 2020, and not just the most challenging aspects of the year, to show it wasn't all doom and gloom.

The best of the year included the birth of grandchildren; holidays taken at the start of the year before Covid; how everyone kept in touch with family and friends; and how the team at Ludgate worked so hard to support each other.

Also included were the most challenging aspects of 2020, such as the loss of friends and colleagues; the fact most vulnerable people having to shield; and that service users were unable to visit friends and family.

Cllr Les Sharp, on behalf of the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership, said: "2020 was a really tough year for everyone.

"This time capsule is a good way to remind people in the future about some of the better things that happened as well as the sad times."