Socio-economic Impacts of Dounreay Decommissioning

"The Socio-economic Impacts of Dounreay Decommissioning" study was commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) from Grangeston Economics as a follow-up to a previous study from 2006. It examined economic data as well as surveying Dounreay workers, contractors and local supply-chain companies.

Of the supply chain companies surveyed in association with Caithness Chamber of Commerce, 78% said their turnover had increased since 2006, and almost half of those said the proportion of their turnover linked to Dounreay work had decreased.

Data collated by HIE, Business Gateway and North Highland Regeneration Fund show that over 150 businesses have committed to creating or retaining hundreds of jobs in the last five years.