Scottish Gritting - Love it!

You can follow the Scottish Gritting lorries as they work through the snow on this map.

The gritters have wonderful names …

Sled Zepelin
Gritly Come Dancing
Bear Chills


Love that, I liked Tam O Salter as well. :laughing:

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I see that Charles Rennie Macinslush is on duty in Glasgow.


Best one was Gritty Gritty Bang Bang…


Here’s a fun article with a few more gritter names, amongst my favourites are
 Roger Spreaderer
 Itsy Bitsy Teeney Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney
 Nicole Saltslinger

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I hope Sir Salter Scott is in there…


Just spotted Basil Salty. :grin:

That is brilliant, such humour, and it reminds me of when I was a little boy and an avid reader of comics. One of them had a recurring picture story sponsored by Wall’s Sausages and Ice Cream and each week somewhere in the story there was a little boy on the side of the road giving ‘the lucky Wall’s sign’ to a passing lorry driver. So it became quite the thing if you lived near a main road, as I did, to give the sign to any Wall’s lorry spotted and the driver would return it with a smile while steering his lorry with his elbows. :astonished: :joy: :joy:

I think it was discouraged after a while, a bit like the saluting AA motorbike riders. :roll_eyes:

BTW, if you need to know, the lucky Wall’s sign is formed by the thumbs and index fingers of both hands. :wink: