Grits ‘n’ Pieces: Keeping track of Scotland’s gritters

Followers can track winter service vehicles in their area using the Trunk Road Gritter Tracker.

Tracker: Scotland's gritters.
Tracker: Scotland's gritters.

As wintry weather starts to sweep across the country, Scotland’s gritters are gearing up to keep our roads safe.

The winter fleet for trunk roads has a total of 208 vehicles available for spreading salt and ploughing snow.

With names such as Chilly Connolly, Gritty Gritty Bang Bang and Sir Andy Flurry, the vehicles have become a bit of a sensation.

STV News’ meteorologist Sean Batty even gained his very own gritter namesake last year, Thawin’ Batty.

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Followers can track the gritters in their area using the Trunk Road Gritter Tracker.

It displays the current location of gritters and a trail with an age range for where gritters have previously passed along routes across Scotland. 


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