Bilbster

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Bilbster
Bilbster is located in Caithness
Bilbster
Bilbster
Bilbster shown within the Caithness area
OS grid reference ND279530
District
  • 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
UK
Scotland
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.

References[edit]

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