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25 Summer Childhood Memories Every Scottish Person Has

Were you brave enough to leave the house without a jacket?

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1. Summer officially starting when your summer uniform was allowed.

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Long shorts + checked dresses = summertime.

2. And from then on, managing to convince a teacher to have the lesson outside felt like the greatest victory.

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On the (very) rare occasions it was actually hot enough.

3. You played rounders in every single PE lesson in the last few weeks of school.

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And fell out with the wee shit who caught your perfect ball with one hand.

4. And checked the weather forecast every five minutes in the week before Sports Day.

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"I didn't spend the past three weeks practising the sack race for nothing."

5. You sang "Summer Holiday" at the top of your lungs on the last day of school.

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"We're all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a... MONTH or two!"

6. Then had to wait for English schools to break up for summer holiday TV to start.

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Ffs hurry up guys.

7. Sunlight pouring through your curtains kept you awake at night.

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The best excuse to extend your bed time.

8. You went for a chippy and an ice-cold can of Irn Bru by the seaside at least once.

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While avoiding the terrorising seagulls circling overhead.

9. And stopped for some of this on the way home.

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Life just couldn't get much better.

10. You got the paddling pool out on a hot* summer's day.

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And crossed your fingers that you didn't jinx the good weather.

*hot = the sun stays out for more than 15 minutes.

11. And ate a few of these to cool down.

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Good old ICE POLES.

12. If the forecast looked extra promising, you got one of these bad boys out.

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You never understood why it was shaped like a turtle, though.

13. Your parents shouted you in for tea and toast after you'd played with your friends long enough.

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The dream.

14. If you lived near Glasgow, your whole neighbourhood probably headed to Largs for a "trip doon the water" on the one hot day of the year.

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Inevitably stopping by Nardini's for an ice cream.

15. And you probably went on a trip to cycle around Millport.

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Obviously getting a photo on Crocodile Rock.

16. But if you lived near Edinburgh, Portobello was your beach of choice.

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The prettiest beach in Scotland (more or less).

17. And your beach gear was probably shown up by all the posh people with their deck chairs and windbreaks.

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You just had your old towel and a bucket and spade.

18. But wherever you lived, you definitely visited Scotland's version of Disney World: the wonder that is M&D's.

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Don't think Mickey would step foot in this place, though.

19. Or, for a real treat, you made the annual family visit to Edinburgh Zoo.

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The highlight being the penguin parade obvs.

20. And picked up a few souvenirs while you were there.

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It probably took you a week to finish it and pulled out a couple of your teeth, but you didn't care.

21. Because of the bad weather, you probably made full use of your rainy day activity book over the holidays.

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Your arts and crafts game definitely improved over summer.

22. And you spent large parts of your summer indoors playing every board game you owned.

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Every game almost always ended in tears.

24. And getting jealous of all the sunshine-filled water gun adverts on TV when it was pouring outside.

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#FirstWorldProblems

25. But your overriding memory of your Scottish summers is battling millions of midges.

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The vermin of Scotland, and the bane of every school kid's summer life.

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