AS temperatures drop, people are likely to see gritters out on Scotland’s roads helping to keep the country safe.

To keep things fun though, Traffic Scotland has given all its gritters fantastic nicknames.

A gritter tracker is available on Traffic Scotland’s website where you can keep track of where they’ve all been.

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Some of the names include:

  • Gritly Come Dancing
  • Gonnae Snow Dae That
  • Sir Snowington
  • Granite Gritter
  • Hansel And Grit-all
  • Sir Grits Hoy
  • The Basil Salty
  • Bear-illiant
  • Icesweeper Willie
  • On Her Majesty’s Slippery Surface
  • Sir David Attenbrrrrrr
  • The Incredible Ice Bear
  • Polar Patroller
  • Salty
  • Licence To Chill
  • Grit A Bit
  • Grit Tok
  • Spready Mercury
  • Tam O’Salter
  • Grittin’ On Wae It
  • Ice Breaker
  • Double Snow 7
  • Robert Brrrns
  • I’m Shovelin
  • Brine Freeze
  • Sir Salter Scott
  • Gritney Spears
  • BFG – Big Friendly Gritter
  • I Came I Thaw I Conquered 
  • Mary Queen of Salt
  • Snow Angel
  • Walter the Salter

The names always go down well with the social media account for Abbotsford – the home of Sir Walter Scott – tweeting: “The names of Scottish gritters always cheer up an icy day!

“We like to keep an eye out for Sir Salter Scott on his rounds. Which is your favourite name?”

The naming of each gritter started in 2006, when school children were asked to come up with funny names for the vehicles. 

Every year, names are submitted to the operating companies who operate the road network on behalf of Transport Scotland every year. 

You can track the gritters HERE.