18 of the best #GrowingUpScottish memories

'When the ice cream van comes and you ask your mum for money and she responds with 'there's choc ices in the freezer.'' Picture: David Moir
'When the ice cream van comes and you ask your mum for money and she responds with 'there's choc ices in the freezer.'' Picture: David Moir
0
Have your say

THOUSANDS of Scots have taken part in the latest Twitter game - reminiscing about growing up in Scotland.

The hashtag #GrowingUpScotland has been trending on Twitter for the past couple of days as people recall memories of a Scottish childhood.

Without further ado, here are 18 of our favourites...

1. @OMG_JAUREGUI

“Calling the light in the living room the big light.”

2. @stxrmpooper

“Gettin’ the “this hoose is like the Blackpool illuminations” rant from yer maw when you leave more than one light on.”

3. @mynamesamy_

“Having that auntie who wisny really yer auntie, she was just yer mum’s pal but ye still called her auntie.”

4. @KevinStewartMSP

“Having to ponder the (il)logic of phrases such as ‘dinna come runnin ti me if yi fa aff that shed & brak yir leg.’”

5. @_taylorevans99

“Jamming a plastic bottle doon the back tyre of your bike and making a cracking motorbike sound.”

6. @PaulMaxwell

“Where my dad is harder than your dad.”

7. @PaulyD1967

“Taking aw yer SPL football stickers into school to swap yer doublers.”

8. @Geooo23

“When the ice cream van comes and you ask your mum for money. She responds with ‘there’s choc ices in the freezer.’”

9. @melody_obrien

“Having 500 Miles play at the end of every school disco.”

10. @ConorMclaren1

“When Freddos used to be 10p.”

11. @euanzmacintyre

“Playing head down, thumbs up was the highlight of your day at primary.”

12. @Katie_Morag_

“‘Am tellin’ oan you!’ wis a genuine threat.”

13. @ure_dylan

“When you and yer pal would pretend to sharpen yer pencils just so yous could talk.”

14. @Kairene26

“Being forced to play the recorder at school.”

15. @adammacarthur_9

“When someone asks to join your football game but you canny let them coz its ‘no yer baw.’”

16. @Stubbs67

“Having ginger hair and bein’ constantly reminded that yer heed was on fire.”

17. @heatherbaird735

“Robert Burns day and being forced to like haggis, neeps and tatties. Even though you had no idea what neeps were at age 6.”

18. @aarthur91

“Standing outside random weddings just cause you knew there was gonna be a scramble.”