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Bilbster is located in Caithness
Bilbster shown within the Caithness area
OS grid reference ND279530
  • Caithness
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Wick
Dialling code 01955 621
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
58°27′N 3°14′W / 58.45°N 03.23°W / 58.45; -03.23Coordinates: 58°27′N 3°14′W / 58.45°N 03.23°W / 58.45; -03.23

Bilbster is a rural area in the Highlands region of Scotland. It is situated on the A882 road[1] and consists of just a handful of houses spread over approximately 1 square mile (2.6 km2). The nearest village is Watten which is approximately 2 miles (3 km) to the north-west and the nearest town is Wick which is 5 miles (8 km) to the south-east. Bilbster is a farming area. The River Wick, which is a productive salmon river, flows to the north of the settlement. A nearby wind farm was opened in 2008, consisting of three wind turbines that together are capable of generating 3.9 megawatts of electricity.[2]

Bilbster railway station was closed in 1960.


  1. ^ Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. ^ "Bilbster Wind Farm". Retrieved 18 February 2016.