From October to April our fleet of gritting vehicles, with snow ploughs, are on 24 hour standby and our staff constantly monitor weather forecast information.
When snow and ice is forecast, we operate a priority system to ensure the most important and busiest routes are treated first. We aim to treat as many roads and footpaths as possible.
Please note: Scotland TranServ is responsible for North Ayrshire trunk (major) roads (A78, A737 and A738) (PDF, 922kb).
Latest gritting decision
Please note: updates will only be posted when gritters are active.
Emergency road closure information is displayed on our Service alerts page.
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A760 live road camera
Cameras are located on the A760, as part of the roadside weather station. Live images are updated every 15 minutes.
Gritting routes and grit bin locations
View our priority gritting routes and grit bin locations in the map below.
Find the nearest grit bin
Enter your postcode in YourLocation and click the Search button. Select your address from the options and click on 'Grit Bins' from the menu below the map.
Request a grit bin
Subject to resource, you and your neighbours may be eligible for a grit bin to help treat your street.
You need to:
- apply collectively as a street
- agree to care for the bin all year round
Amenity grit bins
North Ayrshire residents can obtain small quantities of rock salt for use on their own path, steps, driveway, from the following:
Amenity grit bin locations
||North Crescent Road car park
||Community Centre, Kings Road
||Household Waste Recycling Centre
||Kirk Close car park
||Pier Road car park
||Bartonholm Amenity Site
||Cleansing Depot, Paddockholm Road
||Byrehill Place (off Pennyburn Road)
||Cleansing Depot, Alexander Avenue
||Cleansing Depot, Mid Dykes Road
||Toward View, opposite Fire Station
||Garnock Road car park
||Community Centre, Corse Street
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, 164kb) outlines the procedures we have in place to make sure we fulfil these duties.
Clearing snow and ice from your street - guidance
Residents clearing snow and ice from their street are advised to exercise reasonable care to avoid making conditions worse. It is an urban myth that you'll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries which occur on a street you have cleared. You can only be successfully sued if you were negligent. People walking on snow and ice have a responsibility to be careful themselves. Please follow our guidance:
- start early, it's easier to clear fresh, loose snow compared to compacted ice
- work during daylight, only work in the dark if it is absolutely essential
- wear bright clothing and footwear with good grip
- watch out for traffic and exercise care next to roads
- don't put snow where it might create a hazard for pedestrians or vehicles
- spread salt on surfaces after you have cleared the snow, a little salt goes a long way, use sparingly
- don't use hot water, this melt's the snow but may replace it with black ice increasing the risk of injury
- snow clearing can be hard work, don't attempt it unless you are fit and able.