A website showing Scotland’s gritting vehicles in action is entertaining some Twitter users.

The Trunk Road Gritter Tracker is run by Transport Scotland and provides updates every two hours on the location of gritters of Scotland’s main roads.

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The best thing about the service is the ability to see all the wonderful names the gritters have been given. These include Gritallica, Sir Andy Flurry, Gritty Gonzales and the Sir Salter Scott.

Scottish Transport can deploy over 173 gritting vehicles in heavy snow conditions, but not all of these are named. Many are just shown on the interactive map by their number plates.

Some have also been given less interesting names, like Jack, Fred and the oh-so-original Gritter.

The gritters have been busy over the past few months, with December's snowfall forcing Glasgow's airport to temporarily suspend flights.


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