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

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. 

View our decision
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.

View our gritting routes
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
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.


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.

trunk roads
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.



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Contact Information


 Phone  01563 503 160

Ayrshire Roads Alliance

The Opera House

8 John Finnie Street





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