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34 Things That Will Give Scots Intense Primary School Flashbacks

For anyone who has owned a pair of Adidas poppers.

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1. PE usually meant that half the class were in one of these.

2. Whilst the other half were in one of these.

3. The solid nutritional value that came from one of these bad boys.

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Makes you slever just thinking about it.

4. Not to mention the joy you felt when one of these tickled your tastebuds.

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Also an excellent way to remove any loose teeth.

5. Whilst we're on the topic of sweets, you could probably go a Soor Ploom.

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They'd come in a white paper bag and if you left them in there too long, bits of the bag would stick to your sweets. Happy days!

6. Tartan weaving was always a winner.

7. Scottish country dancing was a legitimate part of PE lessons.

"Strip The Willow" was EVERYONE'S fave.
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"Strip The Willow" was EVERYONE'S fave.

8. When the mobile library came round and your class got to go in first.

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RESULT.

9. Getting one of these for your pocket money...

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...and feeling like a total baller if you had a handful of them.

10. This accurate depiction of life around Loch Ness.

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11. Reading all about Katie Morag's japes with Granny Mainland and Granny Island.

12. Having these in the playground meant instant access to itching powder.

Turns out they're rosehips. Who knew?
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Turns out they're rosehips. Who knew?

13. You could opt to learn how to play one of these instead of the piano or violin.

The first step on the road to making your millions, playing the bagpipes outside Princes Street Gardens.
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The first step on the road to making your millions, playing the bagpipes outside Princes Street Gardens.

14. When you thought there would be something good on BBC2, only to find out it was Dè a-nis?

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But you'd watch it anyway if there was nothing better on.

15. These maths books.

Because maths was an adventure, right?! You can relive all the cool covers on Amazon.
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Because maths was an adventure, right?! You can relive all the cool covers on Amazon.

16. Everyone had at least one pair of these for their school uniform.

Nowadays they are considered both rare AND vintage. Lol.
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Nowadays they are considered both rare AND vintage. Lol.

17. Until they were usurped by these bad boys.

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18. Having to learn this guy's poems and songs off by heart.

19. "Mince and tatties" was a regular on the lunch menu...

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20. ...though obviously January 25 meant only one school meal choice.

21. Music meant learning classics such as this...

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22. And this.

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If that wasn't enough for you, here's JLS singing "You cannae shove yer Granny aff a bus". Srsly.

23. Someone's mum always made tablet for any kind of fundraising event.

And it always sold out instantly.
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And it always sold out instantly.

24. Certain sections of the school register could go on for a wee while.

25. History lessons meant learning all about Mary Queen of Scots.

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26. And the victory of Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn.

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27. The power you felt when you made it to P7.

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We're gonna rule the school.

28. A lot of your school trips looked like this...

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#dreich #pishindoon

29. ...and there was always a Christmas trip to a panto, which starred an obscure Scottish celebrity.

You go, Michelle McManus.
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You go, Michelle McManus.

30. The snow had to be REALLY bad for your school to close.

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31. If you lived in a rural area, the same man would deliver your post and drive you to school.

So environmentally friendly.
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So environmentally friendly.

32. You'll always remember the tension that came with your Cycling Proficiency Test.

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You had to pass: You didn't want to even consider what life would be like if you failed.

33. Playing British Bulldogs was just like this.

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Until it was banned by every school in the land.

34. And if the question of the national anthem came up, you knew which one you'd be singing.

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