Wow, Alicatt. Thanks for sharing those great stories!!! At first glance it seems like growing up in Scotland in the 1950's and 1960's was pretty rough!
It had it's moments
living in an area where there was a strict demarcation between Catholic and Protestants there could be err trouble, even the schools had different hours so the kids would not meet on the streets. It's not so bad now but even in the 90s a protestant would not walk willingly into a catholic bar in Glasgow.
In the 60s the local council seemed hell bent on ripping the heart out of the community, even now it is still hovering on the edge of recovery and going to ruin, it forced a lot of enterprising people to leave and set up elsewhere, as we did.