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Winter gritting

We want to keep drivers and pedestrians in North Ayrshire safe, so we aim to treat as many roads and footpaths as possible when snow and ice is forecast. We operate a priority system to ensure the most important and busiest routes are treated first.

From October through to April we have a fleet of gritting vehicles with snow ploughs on 24 hour standby and our staff constantly monitor weather forecast information. 

Please note: Scotland TranServ is responsible for North Ayrshire trunk (major) roads (A78, A737 and A738) (PDF, 922kb). For more information on these roads, contact Scotland TranServ

Latest updates

Visit our Service alerts page for any emergency road closure information.

View our latest winter gritting decisions: North Ayrshire Roadcast.

Follow us on Twitter for the latest gritting updates.

Gritting routes and grit bin locations

You can view our priority gritting routes and grit bin locations in the map below.

Find the nearest grit bin

Enter your postcode below and click on the Search button. Select your address from the options presented and then click on the "Find The Nearest" tab at the top of the page to view the nearest gritting bin to your postcode.

Report a roads issue

You can report a roads fault online at The Hub.

You can also report faults with the following:

Report a trunk road (A78, A737 and A738) fault on the TranServ website.

Request a grit bin

We have placed grit bins on streets throughout North Ayrshire. Please use them when necessary to help clear snow or ice from footways outside your house. 

If your community would benefit from a grit bin you can make a request. Download our Grit bin application form (Word, 24kb) and return it to:

Roads and Transportation
North Ayrshire Council
Perceton House
KA11 2AL

Read our Grit bin conditions (Word, 23kb) before you make the request.

Our procedures

We have an obligation to take reasonable steps to prevent snow and ice endangering the safe passage of pedestrians and vehicles over public roads, including carriageways, footways, footpaths and pedestrian precincts. Our Winter Service Document (PDF, 160kb) outlines the procedures we have in place to make sure we fulfil these duties.

For more information on how we decide priority routes please read our Winter Information Leaflet (PDF, 183kb).

Contact Us

Contact Roads and Transportation