Caithness and North Sutherland, located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, has a lot to offer.
With excellent road, rail, air and sea links, it provides the opportunity to do business surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in Scotland while remaining highly accessible – Wick is just 3 hours by air from London.
Today, the area is at the centre of the emerging marine renewable industry in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters, which have recently been designated as Scotland’s first marine energy park. In addition, with Scrabster harbour allowing a saving of 24 hours of vessel time for operators in the new West of Shetland oil fields compared to Aberdeen, the area is uniquely placed to service these major new developments.
A number of national and international companies in a variety of sectors have bases in Caithness, including Rolls Royce, Babcock International, Denchi Power, Nuvia and many more. From Subsea 7 – a world leader in subsea-to-surface engineering, manufacturing pipeline bundles for clients such as BP at their Wester site – to Kongsberg Maritime, who recently used cameras built at their facility in Wick to capture images in the Mariana Trench, numerous major companies would agree – Caithness is a great place to do business.
Inverness, long known as the “Gateway to the Highlands”, lies just over 100 miles away by road from Wick and Thurso. Inverness Airport offers flights to a number of key UK and international destinations including London, Manchester, Bergen and Amsterdam. Inverness also boasts excellent road and rail links to all major Scottish cities.
The city itself has plenty to offer. With restaurants covering everything from fast food to five star, entertainment from cinema to Shakespeare and nightlife from a relaxing evening in a traditional Scottish pub to rocking out at The Ironworks, Inverness has something for everyone.
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