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    19 Things Only People Who Grew Up In Ayrshire Will Remember

    Forever pining for Frosty's Ice Disco at the Magnum Centre.

    1. Drooling over the window displays at Togs Café.

    One of the most famous west coast Italian cafés (named after its owner Mr. Togneri), Togs in Troon will forever be remembered for its hot doughnuts, Vimto in glass bottles, and proper Scottish seaside sweeties.

    2. Enjoying summer paradise in Girvan.

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    Who needed Venice when you had Girvan boating lake (and a Helter Skelter)?

    3. Skating the night away at Frosty's Ice Disco.

    4. Friday nights at Bobby Jones.

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    A full house every weekend thanks to DJs like Bob Jeffries and Trevor Reilly, and a tricky stairwell that made leaving at the end of the night a colossal effort.

    5. And Saturdays at Pebbles, the hotspot of South Ayrshire.

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    The tiny dance floor, the sweaty ceiling, the queue for the ladies' toilet, the carpet...Pebbles was the only place to be on a Saturday night

    6. Living on a staple diet of chips and cheese.

    7. And getting an ice cream headache at Nardini's.

    8. Trying not to be sick on the Ardrossan to Arran ferry.

    It wasn't always a rough crossing, but they're the only ones we remember.

    9. And peering at the mysterious Ailsa Craig.

    10. Leaping off the pier at Millport.

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    It was way more fun than cycling around it.

    11. Rolling easter eggs down Troon's ballast bank.

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    Or chucking them down and trying to smash them, if we're being honest.

    12. Carefully navigating a way into Greenan castle.

    13. Cheering the taxis covered in balloons.

    14. Spending summer days strawberry picking in Monkton.

    15. Trampolining on Barassie Beach.

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    Nobody had trampolines in their gardens, so we showed off our jumping skills at the public ones on Barassie beach instead.

    16. Being super disappointed with the Electric Brae.

    17. Buying tatties from the howkers outside Girvan farms.

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    The Ayrshire potato is world famous, so we have a lot to thank those tattie howkers for. Plus, the tatties make great chips, so our hangovers have a lot to thank them for too.

    18. Getting the train to the big city.

    19. And, of course, paddling in the sea, whatever the weather.

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    Rain, hail or shine, if you grew up in Ayrshire you were ankle-deep in freezing sea water as often as possible. We're made of tough stuff (must be all the tatties).

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