Amey, an infrastructure support services provider based in Oxford, Oxfordshire, has announced the return of its popular glitter naming appeal.
To date, this has resulted in over 3,000 winter-themed glitter names submitted by the Scottish public for consideration.
Entries for this winter will be accepted until Monday the 16th.th January 2023.
The newly named Glitter joins classics like “Sir Gritz Hoy,” “Yes Sir, Ice Cum Boogie,” “Skid Vicious,” and “Sweet Child of the Line.”
Here are last year’s competition winners and new additions to the fleet for the 2022/2023 winter season:
- “Jack Jarvice” and “Victor McSprayed” (Jack Jarvis & Victor McDade from “Still Game” on TV)
- “Gritney Spears” (Britney Spears)
- “Sir David Attenbrrrrr” (Sir David Attenborough)
- “Snowy Tribbiani” (From TV “Friends”)
- “Betty Whiteout” (“Golden Girl” Betty White)
- “Snowing Me, Snowing You” (Abba’s Song)
The Scottish tradition of giving creative and fun names to glitter fleets has gone viral on social media and made headlines around the world.
In December 2020, Amey’s Southwest Fleet, with its distinctive bright orange paintwork, received the attention of IRN-BRU® with the addition of glitter “Grits You Thru” to the Winter Fleet.
And for 2021, another iconic Scottish treat joins the fleet with the staff of family-owned bakery Tunnock’s ‘Caramelt Wafer’.
Glitter names can be submitted to Amey online at the SW Trunk Roads website (www.swtrunkroads.scot).
This website also hosts a free online Santa’s Grotto. It features festive activities for young people, including coloring sheets, quizzes, and things to make and do. The cave is here.
Preparing for winter this year, Amy has collected 24,000 tons of road salt, 231,000 liters of brine, and 75,000 liters of potassium acetate, monitored by eight Winter Service Duty Officers (WSDOs) and working 24/7 on the network. exists.
Amey’s Polmadie Depot’s 17,500-tonne capacity salt pan continues to provide support in dealing with severe weather throughout the network.
The winter service consists of 26 frontline routes, 15 patrol routes and 12 footway routes (197 km of winter treatment required).
The service is provided by 56 Econ glitter and snowplows, 16 new Footpath glitters, 12 tractors and 115 highway operators. The Winter Patrol vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art mobile condition monitoring equipment and are equipped with dash cams.
Additionally, an innovative liquid brine solution is used on all roads and sidewalks to more effectively dislodge ice and snow.
Scottish Glitter Fleet Traffic Scotland Glitter Tracker.