While 2021 has been a year of uncertainty and change, we can always rely on one of the UK’s greatest winter traditions: Scottish gritter trucks with hilarious names.
As the nights get darker and the temperature plummets, the country’s fleet of snow-ploughs and are back on track with a new selection of wacky and wonderful names.
The BBC reports that the practice of naming each vehicle goes back to as early as 2006, when The Scottish Transport Ministry encouraged school children to come up with funny names for them.
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This year was no different, seeing Scotland’s roads make way for a variety of trucks and gritters with nicknames including Salt Disney, Blizzard of Oz and Yes Sir, Ice Can Boogie.
The snow-plough fleet are playing an essential role in keeping the winter roads safe for travel. While doing so, they are also providing a Christmas laugh at the same time.
Last winter, a 24-hour maintenance team operated 230 vehicles spreading salt and ploughing snow across Scotland. This year is likely to see a similar approach.