Scots Name Snowplows

After the disaster (albeit hilarious) of Boaty McBoatFace, it's a brave organisation that invites the public to name anything.

But Amey, a Scottish road infrastructure company that's responsible for maintaining public roads and bridges, and keeping the roads clear from debris and snow, took the plunge and held a public competition to name their 50-strong fleet of salting and plowing trucks.


Many of the names submitted paid tribute to the recent passing of James Bond actor and Scottish icon Sir Sean Connery; and, as a result, five of the newly named vehicles will be badged in tribute to Sir Sean and will reference several of the Bond movies. These are “Dr Snow”, “Coldfinger”, “You Only Grit Ice”, “On Her Majesty’s Slippery Surface” and “TroonRaker”.


Our favourite five from the other 45 winning names are:

Sleetwood Mac

William Wall-Ice

Lord Coldemort

Snowcially Distanced

Carrie Bradthaw


Tread carefully!