We’re planning on reaching Scotland in late June or early July, so we probably won’t need to consult Transport Scotland’s Trunk Road Gritter Tracker. However, I’m not quite willing to leave this to chance, so I’m saving the link here.
Many of the gritters have been assigned names by schoolchildren, and the tracker allows you to search for these. Select “Vehicle Name” from the drop-down, and find such favorites as Sir Salter Scott and Gritty Gritty Bang Bang.
As inventive as Scotland’s schoolchildren are, they weren’t quite a match for the residents of Doncaster, a bit to the south:
We are DELIGHTED to be able to confirm what our new gritters will be called, following the #DoncasterGrittingWorldCup final!
They will be called:
Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney
— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) November 17, 2017