Ready for Winter 2019/20

We're working with our partners to make sure we keep Scotland's trunk roads moving this winter.

A state-of-the-art fully electric gritter will join the fleet of vehicles that will help keep Scotland moving this winter.

The “Electra 100% Electric Gritter : SEIV 19 – 350” is thought to be the first vehicle of its kind in the world and will be trialled on the Forth Bridges Unit, undertaking winter patrols on the two iconic crossings.

We continue to build on lessons learned from previous winters and make improvements to our trunk road services.

Police Scotland travel advice 

Working in partnership with Police Scotland, we developed a severe weather information strategy to warn and inform road users when significant disruption to the road network is expected during extreme weather.

Advice is classed in three stages:

  • Travel with caution
    Police are advising conditions for road travel may be hazardous and drivers should exercise extra caution.
  • High risk of disruption for road journeys
    Police are advising there is a high risk of disruption for road journeys and drivers are likely to experience significant delays.
  • Avoid travel on the roads
    Police are advising drivers to avoid travel on the roads. Drivers who choose to drive should expect severe delays of several hours or more.

Read more about Police Scotland advice on their website or watch the video filmed at our 2018 winter service event.