A POPULAR competition to name Scotland's gritters this year has begun.

Amey, the company responsible for maintaining the motorway and trunk road network in south west Scotland, is now accepting submissions.

Since its launch, the iconic appeal has seen over 3000 gritter names being submitted by creative people of Scotland.

Some classics include "Sir Grits Hoy", "Yes Sir, Ice Can Boogie", "Skid Vicious" and "Sweet Child O’ Brine".

Winners from last year include:

Jack Jarvice and Victor McSprayed (Jack Jarvis & Victor McDade from TV’s Still Game)

Gritney Spears (Britney Spears)

Sir David Attenbrrrrrr (Sir David Attenborough)

Snowey Tribbiani (from TV’s Friends)

Betty White-out (Golden Girl Betty White)

Snowing Me, Snowing You (Abba song)

The competition has opened today (November 7) and all family-friendly submissions will be accepted until January 16, 2023. They can be submitted online here.

The Gritter Appeal can be followed on Amey's Facebook and Twitter channels (@SWTrunkRoads) and the Scotland's trunk road gritter fleet can be viewed live on the Traffic Scotland Gritter Tracker.