Winter road maintenance

Winter Resilience assistance to communities

Video above provides advice on how to make your grit bin supplies go further

We offer assistance to communities who wish to take action in their own area to help clear snow and ice from footpaths.

The assistance takes the form of:

  • provision of salt (in either grit bins or heaps)
  • shovels and snow pushers
  • gloves
  • hi-visibility vests
  • Health and Safety advice to volunteers who have pre-registered through their Community Council and are working on their behalf

Provision of equipment and training is co-ordinated by the local Roads Area Offices.

How to apply

Community groups, volunteer groups and individuals who require further information or are wanting to access the Winter Resilience Programme can contact their Area Roads Office by email.

Alternatively, an application form and guidance notes can be downloaded from the link. Once completed and approved by the local Community Council, should be returned to the relevant Area Roads Office who will contact the applicant to finalise arrangements.

Application form and guidance

Area Roads Offices



Lochaber, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

Ross and Cromarty

Skye and Lochalsh