Key sectors

Exciting business opportunities exist in Caithness and North Sutherland to build on key commercial sectors with growth potential.

Caithness has long had an association with nuclear energy and has built up a valuable and unique skills base over the course of operation and decommissioning of the Dounreay nuclear facility. With the accelerated decommissioning of Dounreay on target to finish in late 2023, the area’s economy remains buoyant thanks to the appeal of this skills base to the burgeoning renewable energy industry.

Combined with an established finance and business sector, iconic tourist destinations like John O’Groats, beautiful landscapes and beaches, a fantastic and vibrant food and drink sector and a unique and beautiful environment, this makes Caithness a great place to invest.

Find out more in our pages on energy, finance and business, ICT, tourism, and food and drink.

Energy in Caithness


Caithness and North Sutherland has an exciting vision to develop the area’s assets and c...

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Finance & business

Caithness and North Sutherland is today well known for being a centre of excellence for fi...

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Caithness and Sutherland are extremely well placed to lever maximum advantage from its env...

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Thor's Sunrise


Download the Invest Caithness Tourism Directory or the Invest Caithness Scrabster Cruise D...

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Food & Drink

The production of quality food and drink has become synonymous with Caithness and North Su...

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