Gritting truck named after Greta Thunberg spotted in Scotland

The gritter has been named after the teenage Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

Scotland’s hilariously-named ice gritter fleet apparently has a new member, after a lorry named ‘Gritter Thunberg’ was spotted in Edinburgh over Christmas.

The gritter is named after 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg, and joins other gritters named after celebs, like Spread Sheeran.

Other funny names for the Gritting trucks include Gritty Gritty Bang Bang, Gritallica, David Plowie, Sir Andy Flurry, Luke Snowalker, Snokemon Go and Grittle Mix.

A photo of ‘Gritter Thunberg’ was shared online on 26 December by a tourist, with the caption: “Love the Scottish sense of humour – and obsession with naming things. [Spotted in Edinburgh (Scotland) this afternoon]” 

One person commented that the sight made them “proud to be Scottish”, however, another questioned how Greta Thunberg would feel about her name being given to a large diesel powered truck.

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