Weather and traffic information

It's important to plan well for winter to know what the weather has in store and how this will affect any travel plans. 

Winter travel advice

Consider whether you need to travel at all right now, or if you can wait until the weather improves – remember there is no visiting other households at present.

  • Check the weather forecast and road conditions
  • Think about alternative routes and other modes of transport
  • Allow extra time for your journey
  • Make sure your vehicle’s ready for a journey in poor weather
  • Fully charge your mobile phone
  • Make sure you have appropriate clothing, equipment and food
  • Tell someone at your destination what time you expect to arrive
  • In winter, think about getting winter tyres
  • If you do travel, carry an emergency kit*

If you do need to travel

Travelling when the weather gets cold can be more challenging.  If you do need to get around however, public transport is still available though you are still required to wear a face covering on all journeys due to the current pandemic.  

Local travel options  

For information on Stagecoach services

For information on Stagecoach service disruption due to coronavirus 

For information on Bay Travel services 

For information on Moffat & Williamson services 

Information is also available on the Traveline Scotland website or by calling 0871 200 22 33.

For rail information see the Trainline website.

Plan your journey by bus, train, ferry or (internal) plane across Scotland using the Traveline Scotland Journey Planner 


More Information about being prepared is available at Ready Scotland