Location type


Name and dates

Bilbster (1874-1960)

Opened on the Sutherland and Caithness Railway.


This was a single platform station, located on the south side of the line, just east of a level crossing. Bilbster House was a little to the south.

There was a goods yard on the south side, approached from the east with a pair of sidings.

There was a signal box at the west end of the platform, opened 1894.

In 1950 the southern siding was lifted.

The station and box closed in 1960.

The line remains open. The station building and a railway cottage both remain as a private houses.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

28/07/1874Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Line opened from Helmsdale (Duke of Sutherland's Railway) to Wick with stations at Salzcraggie (Private), Kildonan, Kinbrace, Forsinard, Altnabreac, Scotscalder, Halkirk, Georgemas Junction, Hoy, Thurso, Bower, Watten, Bilbster and Wick.
13/06/1960Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Halkirk, Bower, Watten and Bilbster closed.


Highland Survivor