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Winter Weather

Stay up to date with weather conditions and services that may be affected.

Gritting lorries

For up-to-date weather reports please visit BBC Weather or the MET Office.

Service updates

There are currently no services affected by the weather.

Roads and gritting

The Council looks after the vast majority of local roads but the M77 from Malletsheugh towards Kilmarnock and the Glasgow Southern Orbital route A726 are looked after by the private contractors Scotland Transerve and Connect. In winter we treat 313km of roads which is around 65% of our network and is proportionally more than most Councils treat. The winter service aims to provide the best possible assistance but cannot guarantee that all roads will be free of snow and ice. If there is heavy snow or long spells of icy weather we will complete the priority routes and, only if we are able to, will we work through the ones that are left. We only divert our treatment priorities if we receive an instruction from Police Scotland.

Roads in East Renfrewshire are treated by priority:

  • Main roads
  • Main bus routes
  • 1 main access to schools
  • 1 main access to fire stations.

For up to date weather information on road conditions and gritting activity visit the the MET office page

For further information on winter maintenance of roads and footways, please view our roads and gritting page or view our pdf icon winter and gritting frequently asked questions. [266kb]

School closures

Schools will remain open unless notified on the council's social media channels and website.

Out of hours emergency contact details

If you require an emergency council service out of hours or during public holidays, please contact the services below:

Social work 

If you require to speak to a social worker urgently please call 0300 343 1505.


If you require an emergency repair, please call the 24 hour repairs 'out of hours' repairs service on 08080 031 601 and for emergency gas repairs, please call 0800 046 1972.


If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness please call 0800 052 0180.

Roads and lighting

For roads and lighting faults including flooding, please call 0800 373 635 for emergencies. If this is not posing a risk to the public, please use our online forms to report a light fault or report a road or pavement fault.

Dangerous building

To report a dangerous building or structure, please call0141 577 3556. This number is for emergencies only.

Registration services

In the case of an emergency registration situation please contact 07798 875 297 or contact Giffnock or Barrhead Police station.

Domestic abuse

East Renfrewshire Domestic Abuse Project can be contacted on 0141 876 9566 during the festive holidays.

Ring and report anti-social behaviour

Call the anti-social helpline free on confidentially on 0800 013 0076

Ready Scotland

The Scottish government have just launched their 'Ready Scotland' campaign this campaign helps to highlight a few small things that you can do now to prepare for severe weather conditions - these actions may save you a lot of trouble later. 
Further details can be found on the Ready Scotland website. 

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