With the school summer holidays in full swing, we’ve taken a look back at childhood memories of being off school for six weeks in Edinburgh.
Day trips to Burntisland, Portobello Beach and the zoo were staples for kids in Edinburgh during the school summer holidays, with board games and kids TV always needed when the inevitable Scottish rain ruined your plans for a day out at the park with your friends, while Fringe Sunday and the Festival Cavalcade were always highlights.
13. Kids TV
Another thing that kept kids going during the inevitable Scottish rain during the school summer holidays was kids TV. Before the days of dedicated 24 hours kids TV channels, Scottish kids had to wait until the English school holidays started in late July before the TV showed a couple of hours of kids telly in the mornings, with shows including Trap Door, Round the Twist and Saved By the Bell (pictured) all must watch during the holidays. Photo: NBC/ Getty
The biggest problem during every school summer holidays was of course midges, with midgie bites a big problem to deal with after a day outdoors! Photo: Getty