Meet our Gritter Fleet
Since 2020 our Winter Service fleet has been named by the Scottish public.
During the winter period 2020 to 2021, an appeal to name the fleet of gritters covering 400 miles of Scotland’s trunk roads from Glasgow to Dumfries and through to Ayr and Stranraer, received over 1,200 online entries.
Our first appeal in South-West Scotland ran from 23rd December 2020 until 15th January 2021 attracting a record number of submissions. The naming appeal, which was previously run in conjunction with local schools, was moved online in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and opened to the wider Scottish public. The chosen names are announced via the Amey SW Trunk Roads Twitter account.
A full list of the winning names can be viewed (right) and they join our existing named gritters on the network, including “Yes Sir, Ice Can Boogie”, “Buzz IceClear”, and IRN-BRU®’s “Grits You Thru”.
We've been expecting you, Mr Bond
Many of the names submitted paid tribute to James Bond actor and Scottish icon Sir Sean Connery in 2020; and as a result five of the newly named vehicles are badged in tribute to Sir Sean, and reference several of the Bond movies.
These are “Dr Snow”, “Coldfinger”, “You Only Grit Ice”, “On Her Majesty’s Slippery Surface” and “TroonRaker”