The Scottish public are once again being asked to get their creative hats on and help name the new fleet of road gritters for the winter ahead.

Amey South-West Trunk Roads are running another gritter-naming appeal following a successful initiative last year that led to trucks being called names such as “Kevin Fridges” “Stone Cold Steve Frostin” “Keanu Freeze” and “Skate Bush”.

The motorway and trunk road management firm hopes to take advantage of Scotland’s well-known ability to come up with inventive and fun names for their gritter fleet after it went viral on social media in previous years and made headlines around the world.

Scottish companies such as Irn-Bru and Tunnock’s have previously been involved in the fleet-naming scheme.

The call comes as Amey unveiled their Winter Service Plan for 2023 to 2024, which will run until May 16, 2024.

To prepare for this winter, Amey has amassed 21,000 tonnes of road salt, 231,000 litres of brine, and 50,000 litres of potassium acetate.

The winter service is overseen by ten Winter Service Duty Officers (WSDO) who provide a 24/7 presence on the network.

The 17,500-tonne capacity salt barn at Amey’s Polmadie Depot, established in 2021, will continue to provide increased resilience in tackling adverse weather conditions across the trunk road network.

Gritter names can be submitted to the Amey online from today via a page on

Gritter name reveals will take place on the @SWTRUNKROADS Facebook and Twitter channels and will appear live on the Traffic Scotland Gritter Tracker.