Clear - Keeping Scotland’s traffic moving

Traffic Scotland


On behalf of Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland use Intelligent Transport Systems equipment to improve trunk road journey
time reliability and to keep drivers safe and informed.


From the 24/7 National Control Centre in South Queensferry, they:

  • monitor the trunk road network using tools such as CCTV, weather
    station cameras, induction loops, roadside emergency telephones and journey-time information
  • gather information from the operational stakeholders such as the Trunk Road Operating Companies, Police Scotland, Local Authorities, broadcast media and the public
  • implement response strategies to help manage live incidents, for example diversion routes, weather warnings and high wind management strategies for major bridges
  • control trunk roads and motorways using the Traffic Scotland System of variable message signs, overhead motorway signal controls and speed signals
  • provide real-time traffic information relating to live incidents taking place using variable message signs, radio broadcasts, social media, a customer care line and the Traffic Scotland website. Further information is passed to Transport Scotland and Scottish Ministers through Network Status Reports