Roads Maintenance - Street Lighting


The Street Lighting section is responsible for the repair and maintenance of street lighting units (including associated signs, bollards, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings).

Reporting Faults 

We aim to repair all known street lighting faults within 5 working days however, efforts are made to group faults into geographical areas in order to maximize the efficiency of our repair crews.  This may result in us not being able to meet the 5 working days target on every fault.

Please be aware, that the council is not responsible for Street Lighting apparatus on the Trunk Road network (the A96 from Aberdeen to Inverness, and the A95 from Keith to Aviemore).  Lighting faults on these roads should be reported to BEAR (Scotland) Ltd who manage the Trunk Road network within Moray on behalf of Transport Scotland.

Emergency Faults - If you consider that the fault could cause immediate harm to people it would be appreciated if you could contact us immediately.

Non-Emergency Faults - To report a non-urgent street lighting fault, please contact us using our online form

Programme of Works

A programme of planned street lighting schemes is prepared each year as part of the annual Capital & Revenue Works Programme,  Schemes are identified to address a number of issues such as life expired columns, cabling issues and lighting level deficiencies.

New Housing Developments

Section 21 of Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 requires that prior to any work commencing on constructing a new road or extending an existing road; written consent in the form of a Roads Construction Consent is obtained from the road authority.

The developer is responsible for providing street lighting on roads and footways that are to be adopted by us, and any required integration into the surrounding network.

Once street lighting is operational within a new development, the developer is responsible for its maintenance until the Council formally adopt the road.

We can offer a design service for street lighting schemes on a rechargeable basis. Further details can be obtained by contacting us


Contact Us

Roads Maintenance
PO Box 6760
IV30 9BX

0300 123 4565

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