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Frequently Asked Questions


Use our FAQs to help find answers to questions about our new website.

I don't want to use the map, is there a list view?

Accessible plain text versions for all map filters are available on our traffic information page

Where can I find the live traffic cameras?

Live traffic cameras can be accessed via the map on the homepage by using the 'Live Traffic Cameras' filter. This will enable you to select traffic cameras on the trunk road and motorway network across Scotland. 

You can also view a list of all the live traffic cameras. 

Where can I find weather warnings?

You can view weather warnings via the map on the homepage by using the 'Weather Warnings' filter. This will display regional weather warnings across Scotland. 

You can also view a list of all weather warnings. 

How do I sign up for a developer account?

Traffic Scotland's traffic and travel information data is made available to approved subscribers, to find out more and apply for an account visit our Developer hub.

Can I request CCTV footage of a collision or breakdown I was involved in?

Our extensive CCTV monitors the network in real-time however,  we do not routinely record any camera footage and store it. Please be advised that it would be highly unlikely that we would be able to help you with your CCTV footage request.

Where can I report road defects?

Whether it's a trunk road maintained by one of the road operating companies or a local council road, you can find contact details here.

What roads do Traffic Scotland monitor?

We gather real-time information on Scotland's trunk road and motorway network which we then share with road users. More details are available on this page.

Where can I get information and updates about non-trunk roads?

Non-trunk roads are maintained and operated by local councils. More information here.

Does Traffic Scotland have an app available?

No. Traffic Scotland has the desktop and mobile versions of the website available. 

Where is the gritter tracker?

The Trunk Road Gritter Tracker map displays the current location of gritters and a trail showing where gritters have previously passed along the trunk routes across Scotland. You can have a look on this page.

Are there any tips for driving during winter?

Tips and advice for driving during winter can be found on our winter hub.

Can I submit a name for a gritter?

The road operating companies have the lovely responsibility for naming the gritters, therefore they are the best people to contact. Information about road operating companies and which road they cover can be found on this interactive map
During the winter period, Traffic Scotland provides information on work carried out to help travellers use roads safely. The Gritters & Winter Salt Treatment information service operates from the 1 October to the 15 May. More information on the Winter Treatments page.

Where can I find weather warning information?

The Met Office provides weather warning details on their website

The incidents aren't up-to-date on your website, the last update was a month ago.

Incidents on our website are updated when there is new information or a change in the details. If the incident hasn't been updated in a while, that's because the status of the incident remains the same.