Trade Services

The North Highland area is home to a wealth of tradesmen from electricians to carpenters. If you are in need of repairing your boiler, or building a new property, there will be a tradesman in the North Highlands capable of completing the challenge.

G & A Barnie 

  • Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing
  • Gowrie Place, Wick, KW1 5LP
  • 01955 603 803

Alan Gow Groundworks 

  • Groundwork Specialists
  • The Yard, Swordale, Halkirk, KW12 6XB
  • 01847 831 120

Gow’s Lybster 

  • Engineering, Design, Fabrication and Installation
  • Hillhead, Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6AS
  • 01593 721 585

For further trade services within the area please refer to Caithness Chamber of Commerce membership directory.


Laundrettes & Tailors

The North Highlands is home to various laundrette and tailor services. The laundrettes and tailors provide their customers with fast and efficient services which is cost friendly. The services are easy accessible and located within the town centre.

Just Sew 

  • Camore Shop, Camore, Dornoch, IV25 3HT
  • 01862 810 591

The Shop Around the Corner

  • Shore Road, Dornoch, IV25 3LS
  • 01862 811 413

Gail’s Dressmaker

  • C/O Elizabeth’s Fabrics, 1/3 Brabster Street, Thurso KW4 7AP
  • 01847 890 026

Caithness Tailors 

  • 28 Traill Street, Thurso, KW14 8EY
  • 01847 501 010



The North Highland region has numerous garage facilities with skilled mechanics to help repair your vehicle, provide an M.O.T service and change the tyres as well as many other comprehensive services.

Ormile Garage 

  • 7D Ormile Industrial Estate, Thurso, KW14 7QU
  • 01847 891 010

County Garage 

  • Millbank Road, Thurso, KW14 8PS
  • 01847 893 003

For further garage services, please refer to the Caithness Business Index & Sutherland Business Index.


Caithness Chamber of Commerce

Caithness Chamber of Commerce is actively engaged with businesses throughout the North Highlands and provides businesses from sole traders and SME’s through to large multinational co-corporations with support and guidance. The Chamber further provides potential new business enterprises with advice and support to help develop their plans. The Chamber will assist business enterprise with the initial planning of the business through to the market research and employment responsibilities. The Chamber also works with innovative initiatives to help enhance the economic growth of Caithness.


Citizens Advice Bureau

The North Highlands has numerous Citizens Advice Bureau departments across the region. Citizens Advice Bureau is a fantastic advice network for those seeking guidance with benefits, employment issues – possible work rights or redundancy, financial matters, legal problems, family and consumer issues, housing, healthcare and immigration. Citizens Advice Bureau is an advice service which is available to all individuals.


Local Community

The North Highlands has a very active community online forum which presents local news and events while demonstrating new employment opportunities. The website can be found at: