Roads information

Winter Resilience Programme

We offer help to communities who want to take action in their own areas to help clear snow and ice from footpaths. Whilst we operate a fleet of over 40 footpath gritting tractors we know that resources are not always sufficient to clear every path and recognise that communities may themselves be able to treat a more extensive path network earlier. The scheme needs co-ordination between the local community and their Community Council to allow for provision of public liability and personal injury insurance.

We will provide grit, shovels and snow pushers, gloves and high visibility clothing, health and safety advice and insurance. The community must nominate a lead contact person, compile a list of volunteers, identify the paths it would like to treat and locations for salt storage and identify what equipment it needs and where it will be stored.

Community groups, volunteer groups and individuals who require further information or are wanting to access the Winter Resilience Programme can, in the first instance, contact their Area Roads Office via the undernoted email addresses.  Alternatively, an application form and guidance notes can be downloaded from the link and, once completed, should be returned to the relevant Area Roads Office who will contact the applicant to finalise arrangements.

Caithness - Roads.Caithness@highland.gov.uk

Inverness - Roads.Inverness@highland.gov.uk

Lochaber, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey - Roads.LNBS@highland.gov.uk

Ross & Cromarty - Roads.RossandCromarty@highland.gov.uk

Skye & Lochalsh - Roads.SkyeandLochalsh@highland.gov.uk

Sutherland - Roads.Sutherland@highland.gov.uk

Application form and guidance notes