Street Lighting

Reporting faults

  • Street Lighting
  • Illuminated Traffic Signs
  • Floodlighting Schemes installed and maintained by the Council
  • Traffic Signals
  • Navigation Lights
  • Christmas Lighting installed and maintained by the Council.

The Lighting arm of the section is able to carry out a complete range of lighting and electrical services from preliminary design and feasibility through to eventual site  installation and supervision, a one stop shop philosophy

Street Lighting on roundabout on dristributor road


Using the latest computerised design technology and our knowledge of lamps, luminaires, cable systems and controls we are able to fulfil all types of design briefs for road and footway lighting, floodlighting and decorative lighting.

From our Local Authority background we have a full understanding of the legislation relating to lighting projects and the environmental issues that may arise.

Both Road Lighting and floodlighting designs carried out by our lighting engineers have received national awards.

We also have electrical and electronic design capabilities for building and plants.


Maintenance & Installation

The section currently maintains a lighting network of 47,000 street lighting and associated illuminated traffic signs, using its own in-house designed management system LITEMAN. A radio mast

It also carries out all its own installation work, is certified to BS EN ISO 9001:1994, has G39 and Hydro-Electric Authorisation Categories I, II and III and has IEE 16th Edition Certification.     

We also install and maintain the Councils traffic signals installations.

Maintenance of traffic signals and lighting is also carried out on behalf of Bear (Scotland) the Scottish Executives trunk road operating agent.

Worker carrying out traffic light Maintenace

The electricians and engineering staff employed are not solely involved in public lighting but also maintain electrical equipment in our offices, depots, plants, our quarry and harbours where some 75 navigation lights are maintained.



Structural testing of lighting columns using ultrasonic techniques as well as cable fault location is carried out by our engineers, as is the gathering of photometric data to ensure that installations comply with British Standards.   Electrical testing in accordance with the IEE Regulations and PAT testing are also undertaken.

The section is responsible for the largest local authority microwave linked mobile radio system in Western Europe, utilising some 64 remote sites to cover the Council's 10,000 square mile area.

We have our own dedicated radio workshop staff who are also responsible for the installation and maintenance of 60 Icelert weather stations.  They carry out calibration and issue test certificates in respect of this equipment for the Scottish Executive.  Other works include the maintenance of the emergency telephone system and fibre optic snow gate signs.

The installation of Variable Message Signs on the A9, A82 and A835 on behalf of the Scottish Executive was undertaken by our staff from preparation of the electrical/electronic and structural tenders to the supervision of the works and we are currently carrying out maintenance of this equipment on behalf of the Scottish Executives National Network Control Centre.

Work In Progress

At present we are undertaking the design and construction of electrical works for a further 12 Variable message signs on the A82, A85, A87 and A9.

Further work includes the design of new lighting on the A8 between Baillieston, Newbridge and Kincardine Bridge in partnership with Scott Wilson Kilpatrick.

Recently Completed Works

Recent works include the installation of a Racon radar beacon on the Kessock Bridge for the Scottish Executive.

Two workers carrying out the Radar Installation



Lighting for the Inverness Southern Distributor Road.  

Inverness southern distributor road lighting 

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