Gritter naming campaign could highlight key workers, community champions and volunteers

The quest is on for the best names for gritters at work on the roads in Dumfries and Galloway.

And this year, a push is being made for key workers, community champions and volunteers to be included in nominations in addition to the usual fun suggestions.

The winter service vehicles, in their distinctive bright orange livery, will become a regular sight on the trunk road network this winter.

Winning names will appear on the Traffic Scotland Gritter Tracker.

Amey have asked those nominating to consider a few things when making their submissions:

  • Try not to use too many words – there is only limited space on each vehicle! And the shorter the name the easier it is to view and remember.
  • Please avoid copyrighted names or trademarks, i.e. Movie characters
  • Please ensure the name you choose is family-friendly

This naming appeal will run until Friday January 15.

To take part click here: Gritter naming campaign

Picture: Amey