Delivering a shared Council roads and transportation service across East and South Ayrshire

Winter Information


Winter Information
Winter Service Plan 

We have statutory responsibilities to take reasonable steps to prevent snow and ice endangering the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians over public roads for which we are responsible.

Before each winter season commences, we conduct a review of the winter service and make alterations where appropriate. Planned winter actions are undertaken by our Roads Maintenance Unit.

Winter Service Plan - Contains full details of our winter maintenance service

Winter Service Brouchure - A handy guide to the service we'll provide during severe cold weather conditions

Severe Weather Operations Plan - An internal Ayrshire Roads Alliance document*

*Copies omitting officers personal details and partnering business information are available on request

Winter Gritting 

During the winter months daily decisions on what action is needed are made based on detailed weather forecasts and the monitoring data provided by our weather service provider.

Forecasts are received at 6am, 12pm and 6pm daily.

You can view our winter treatment decision

East Ayrshire

South Ayrshire

Gritting Routes 

Roads covered in our priority one gritting routes are gritted upon receipt of a weather forecast indicating the onset of frost, ice or snow provided the forecast is issued sufficiently early.

This is usually carried out prior to the onset of adverse weather conditions.

Priority two and three gritting routes are gritted as and when resorces are available.

You can view our gritting routes

East Ayrshire 

South Ayrshire

Gritter Tracking 

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance have implemented a Gritter Tracking system

Gritter Tracking provides details of out of hour winter service operations.

Gritters can be viewed from 4pm on receipt of adverse weather forecast.

Grit Bins 

Grit bins are located throughout East and South Ayrshire for your convenience. 

Find your nearest grit bin

East Ayrshire 

South Ayrshire

If you’d like to apply for a grit bin, download our Grit Bin Policy & Requests form where you will find our policy and application form or call us 01563 503 160 (during working hours)

Trunk Roads 

Transport Scotland, as an executive agency of the Scottish Government, is the roads authority for all trunk roads and motorways in Scotland. They have appointed Scotland TranServ as the trunk road operating company for the South West Scotland Unit.

Scotland TranServ Are responsible for carrying out all trunk road maintenance including the provision of winter service on the A76, A77 (from south of Fenwick) and A78 trunk roads in East and South Ayrshire. 

Connect Roads Are responsible for carrying out all road maintenance including the provision of winter service on the M77 motorway in East Ayrshire.

Includes winter maintenance, gritting routes and flooding information 


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Contact Information


Phone 01563 503 160

Ayrshire Roads Alliance

Opera House

8 John Finnie Street