Airport Information for Wick John O'Groats Airport

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Changes to security procedures on 1 June 2024

New regulations come into effect on 1 June 2024 which require UK airports to upgrade their X ray screening equipment for hand baggage to enhance the security experience for passengers.

From this date, passengers will be able to:

  • Bring liquids in containers of up to 2 litres in hand baggage.
    • Passengers should note that all liquids will need to be removed from hand baggage and liquid containers of 100ml or less should be placed in plastic bags measuring 20cm by 20cm in trays for screening.
  • Leave all electronic devices in their hand baggage for screening.

Security requirements will vary depending on the equipment used and passengers should check the guidance for each airport through which they will travel on their journey after this date.

We advise that passengers check the security procedures for all airports they will be travelling through in advance of journeys.

As everyone gets used to the new security procedures, please allow extra time to pass through security. 

For more information, click here

Adverse Weather

Body scanners will be used to screen passengers. Passengers are able to request an alternative search method.

Security requirements will vary depending on the equipment used and passengers should check the guidance for each airport through which they will travel on their journey after this date.

We advise that passengers check the security procedures for all airports they will be travelling through in advance of journeys.

As everyone gets used to the new security procedures, please allow extra time to pass through security. 

For more information, click here

Adverse Weather

Please see our airport Facebook page for updates or check with your airline.


Surrounded by spectacular views and scenery, Wick John O’Groats Airport is situated one mile north of Wick, at the north-eastern extremity of the mainland of Scotland.

Once a Viking settlement, the area is now better known as the home to Castle of Mey and Old Pulteney whisky distillery.

The region boasts a wide range of activities and is said to have some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland.

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The remains of the Castle of Old Wick, often referred to as the Old Man of Wick, sits atop the edge of the cliffs about half a mile south of Wick Bay and overlooks the sea.

One of Caithness’s most treasured gems is Castle of Mey which has strong royal credentials. It was bought and lovingly restored by the late Queen Mother in the 1950s and it became one of her favourite places.

For trivia fans, did you know that Ebenezer Place in Wick is officially the shortest street in the world – as listed by The Guinness World Records?

Find out more information on this northerly region at VisitScotland.com.