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Skiach services


A9 between Inverness and Thurso
(also accessible to traffic on the B9176)

Signposted from the road.


IV16 9XJ

(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

Skiach is the UK's most northerly official service station and was also the most northerly 24 hour petrol station for a time.


Main Amenities: Picnic Area Charging Points: ChargePlace Scotland 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO, 43kW Type 2 & 22kW Type 2 Forecourt: Gleaner, SPAR, Costa Express, Dunkin' Donuts, AdBlue Pump, LPG (Autogas), Jet Wash

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles. Overnight HGV parking is also available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Industrial Estate
IV16 9XJ

Trivia and History

The service area was built with this part of the A9 in the 1980s, bypassing the village of Evanton.

The picnic area here used to feature a large teapot and teacup in the centre of it promoting the restaurant here but this was later removed.

Gleaner refurbished the site in 2015, adding a Costa Express machine to the forecourt shop as well as Scottish bakers Harry Gow supplying bakery products to the new food to go offering. The refurbishment was marked with an official opening day on 14 June 2015. The shop also later gained SPAR branding in 2020.

The Skiach Services Restaurant closed due in August 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The restaurant later reopened on 12 April 2021 as Am Bothan Community Café but then closed again on 27 March 2022 owing to poor trade.


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