Sir Salter Scott, Grittie McVittie and Ready Spready Go: Exploring Scotland’s ice gritter names

You can even track them online

Back in November 2016 the Scottish government launched an online tracking service which allowed you to track the country's ice gritters – and learn their ingenious nicknames.

Luke Snowalker, Grittie McVittie and Gritty Gonzales are just some of the names used for the gritters – thought up by Scotland's own school children in 2006.

Primary school kids submitted entries to the Transport for Scotland competition and, as you'll see, the results were amazing.

Introducing…

Sir Salter Scott

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An Edinburgh favourite

Gritty Gonzales

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Gritallica

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Known for hits such as Enter Snowman and Wherever I may grit

Salty Tom

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Sir Andy Flurry

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Serving up gritting goodness near Dunblane

Grittie McVittie

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Golden Gate Gritter

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Gritty Gritty Bang Bang

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Ready Spready Go

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To see if it's Sir Salter Scott or Salty Tom gritting your street tonight, click here.

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