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22 Things Only People Who Went To School In A Small Scottish Town Will Understand

You got drunk in fields, actually enjoyed school trips, and your pals were the best.

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1. You couldn't skive off school because you'd inevitably run into your mum in town.

And even if you didn't bump into her, you'd end up bumping into someone else and as everyone knew each other they would just tell your mum anyway.
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And even if you didn't bump into her, you'd end up bumping into someone else and as everyone knew each other they would just tell your mum anyway.

2. Although tbh skiving school was fairly uneventful.

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To avoid seeing anyone you knew, you had to leave the town completely and find a bus shelter or a piece of wood to sit on until the end of the day.

3. You'd bump into your teachers outside school.

Which was OK when it was one you liked, not so fun when it was that crazy Gaelic teacher who always yelled at you about your homework.
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Which was OK when it was one you liked, not so fun when it was that crazy Gaelic teacher who always yelled at you about your homework.

4. Plus you had the same teachers as your siblings.

And you'd always end up getting confused with them, or compared to them, which could get a bit wearing after fourteen years.
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And you'd always end up getting confused with them, or compared to them, which could get a bit wearing after fourteen years.

5. And your auntie was the dinner lady.

In fact, chances are all your relatives worked in the school canteen.
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In fact, chances are all your relatives worked in the school canteen.

6. Which meant you tried your best to avoid school dinners entirely as you got older.

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As soon as you were old enough to walk to the shop at lunchtime, a roll and slice was the order of the day. Tomato or broon sauce optional.

7. "Yer maw" was the worst possible insult.

Because chances are the person using it actually knew your mum, making it way more personal. So of all the playground insults (scabby, scaffy, jakey, minger), the ultimate put down always involved yer maw.
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Because chances are the person using it actually knew your mum, making it way more personal. So of all the playground insults (scabby, scaffy, jakey, minger), the ultimate put down always involved yer maw.

8. And country dancing was extra cringey.

Because you'd probably end up dancing with a teacher, your sibling, a cousin, or your auntie who was a dinner lady. But hey, at least we know Strip the Willow and The Gay Gordons at every wedding we go to.
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Because you'd probably end up dancing with a teacher, your sibling, a cousin, or your auntie who was a dinner lady. But hey, at least we know Strip the Willow and The Gay Gordons at every wedding we go to.

9. School trips to the city were a genuine treat.

Even if it was just a trip to a museum. Big town kids definitely didn't appreciate what they had on their doorstep.
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Even if it was just a trip to a museum. Big town kids definitely didn't appreciate what they had on their doorstep.

10. And you couldn't wait until you were old enough to go to the big city without your parents.

A Saturday jaunt to Glasgow Edinburgh, or Aberdeen took a whole week of lunchtime planning with your friends, but it was definitely worth it.
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A Saturday jaunt to Glasgow Edinburgh, or Aberdeen took a whole week of lunchtime planning with your friends, but it was definitely worth it.

11. When all other options failed, you could always go on a spontaneous camping trip with your pals.

And you'd thank your lucky stars that wild camping is legal in Scotland. It made getting away from prying eyes a whole lot easier.

12. Which was also where you learned to drink.

You were probably not very good at it at first.
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You were probably not very good at it at first.

13. Every school party featured I Am The Music Man.

Small town schools are great, but quite unimaginative, so our parties didn't veer too much from the script. Altogether now: "What can you play?"
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Small town schools are great, but quite unimaginative, so our parties didn't veer too much from the script. Altogether now: "What can you play?"

14. You'd get in trouble for forgetting to bring this in.

We had recorder lessons whether we wanted them or not. Guitar? No. Piano? Nope. Drums? Nah. It was all about butchering Three Blind Mice on the recorder. But at least you weren't that one kid at school who had to learn the bagpipes.
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We had recorder lessons whether we wanted them or not. Guitar? No. Piano? Nope. Drums? Nah. It was all about butchering Three Blind Mice on the recorder. But at least you weren't that one kid at school who had to learn the bagpipes.

15. Most of your play was indoor play.

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Even hardy Scottish children weren't forced to play outdoors in torrential rain and gale force winds, meaning indoor play was a hot, stuffy, smelly regular occurrence. And if your school was small, it was even more boring.

16. Because there wasn't loads to do, you'd end up getting into every single craze around.

Remember sticker mania? FIFA, Transformers, Thundercats... it didn't really matter what it was, as long as it had a sticky backing. A Panini album was a fixture in every school bag (although few of us had the patience to fill it completely).
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Remember sticker mania? FIFA, Transformers, Thundercats... it didn't really matter what it was, as long as it had a sticky backing. A Panini album was a fixture in every school bag (although few of us had the patience to fill it completely).

17. You learned so much from school desk graffiti.

If you wanted to know who was snogging who (or even get a sex ed lesson) you just had to look at your desk. It was like a primitive version of Twitter.
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If you wanted to know who was snogging who (or even get a sex ed lesson) you just had to look at your desk. It was like a primitive version of Twitter.

18. And these jotters were just begging to be defaced.

Many a dull lesson was spent colouring in the wee map on the front of the jotter, just to fill in the time until you could go back to sitting in a bus shelter.

19. You'd try (and fail) to pretend that it wasn't your birthday to avoid the dumps.

If you didn't want to be kneed in the backside several times by every single one of your classmates, you kept your birthday on the down low, which is easier said and done when you live in a town where everyone knows each other.
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If you didn't want to be kneed in the backside several times by every single one of your classmates, you kept your birthday on the down low, which is easier said and done when you live in a town where everyone knows each other.

20. Your dates would take place at the local chippy.

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In small Scottish towns, date options are limited. A fish supper at the local chippy with the hottie from school was always a winner.

21. And we all knew someone who either was, or who had dated, a Young Farmer.

#GrowingUpInASmallTown getting stuck behind these bad boys for sometimes more than a mile.

Who quite possibly came to school in a tractor.

22. Most importantly, going to a small town school meant all your friendships were really strong.

It was partly because you didn't have loads of pals to choose from. But you knew that even if you did, you'd still choose them to get drunk in a field with.