May 10, 2021

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT BEAR SCOTLAND

Looking for a new career?  We’re hiring! BEAR Scotland is bolstering its workforce in communities across South East Scotland, recruiting up to 50 new Highway Maintenance Operatives. BEAR has depots in the region at Rosyth, Queensferry, Bonnyrigg, Burghmuir near Linlithgow, St Boswells, Eyemouth and Chryston near Moodiesburn. Last year BEAR Scotland began an eight-year contract to … Continued

February 10, 2021

DIVERTING M90 TRAFFIC VIA THE FORTH ROAD BRIDGE

To allow the Forth Road Bridge to be used as a diversion route for M90 traffic, emergency crossovers need to be opened to link it to the motorway on either side. This video explains what’s involved and when such a diversion might be implemented.  

January 10, 2021

BEAR Scotland – Keeping Scotland Moving

Learn more about what we do to manage and maintain the Scottish trunk road network on behalf of Transport Scotland in the South East, North East, North West of Scotland.  

November 25, 2020

BEAR SCOTLAND GEARS UP TO TACKLE WINTER WEATHER ACROSS THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND

• ‘Sled Zeppelin’, ‘William Wall-ice’ and ‘Gonnae Snow Dae That’ will help to lead winter charge • 57,500 tonnes of salt ready to treat trunk routes across north of Scotland • Over 180 winter operatives & 24/7 control room help to deliver a dedicated winter service   BEAR Scotland is primed to tackle whatever adverse … Continued

November 25, 2020

BEAR SCOTLAND GEARS UP FOR WINTER IN THE SOUTH EAST

Over 25,000 tonnes of salt ready to treat trunk routes 47 new winter vehicles & 24/7 control room set to bolster capacity BEAR Scotland’s winter services are up and running and ready to tackle whatever adverse weather conditions affect the trunk roads and bridges in the South East of Scotland, including the Queensferry Crossing and … Continued

November 9, 2020

‘SCOTLAND’S BRAVEST GRITTER’ UNVEILED

BEAR Scotland underlines ongoing support for veterans Road users frequenting the M8, M9 and M876 can look out for a brand-new orange 32-tonne gritter named ‘Scotland’s Bravest Gritter’ featuring Royal British Legion Industries’ (RBLI) iconic logo in line with Remembrance. The new gritter has been named by trunk road operator, BEAR Scotland, which took on … Continued

November 4, 2020

Be Winter Ready!

In Scotland we experience very changeable and sometimes unpredictable weather conditions. Therefore, it is very important that we all know about measures we should take to help us to stay safe, particularly when making a journey in the winter in poor weather conditions. Pupils across Scotland from primary and ASN schools from Stirling all the … Continued

October 2, 2020

Schools Gritter Naming and Winter Competition Launched

As part of our new South East winter fleet, we have 21 brand new, orange, 32-tonne gritters, all requiring a name! All primary and ASN schools across the south east of Scotland have been invited to take part in winter competitions to name one of our new gritters and to come up with an eye … Continued

September 10, 2020

United to Prevent Suicide

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and BEAR Scotland is supporting Scotland’s new approach to suicide prevention. Many of us have been affected by suicide in some way – whether it’s ourselves, a loved one, or someone we know. Suicide is of concern to all of us. It is a leading cause of death among young … Continued

July 17, 2020

BEAR Scotland name a gritter competition – the winners!

Earlier this year we ran a colouring in competition to help beat boredom during lockdown and to help us come up with a name for our gritters. We ran a competition for the public as well as one for our staff and their families. We had so many great entries that in the end we … Continued