The site is closed to members of the public for safety and security reasons while it is decommissioned.
There is a public viewing area nearby, with car parking and information panels. Please note for the security of the site, armed police will be patrolling the immediate vicinity.
Flying a UAV/drone within the restricted airspace of the Dounreay site is prohibited. If you observe someone preparing to fly, or flying a drone, then please report this immediately to the Civil Nuclear Constabulary on 01847 802130.
For information about what is currently going on at Dounreay, please visit our public information office:
Dounreay public information office, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7BJ.
Tel: 01847 890837
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 5:00pm.
An exhibition about the history of the site is a feature of the Caithness Horizons museum in the centre of Thurso. See their website for opening times: Caithness Horizons