Much of Dounreay closes down for the festive holidays on December 24 and restarts on Tuesday January 5. Work essential for safety continues during this period.
Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd extends seasonal wishes to all for a safe and prosperous new year.
In a festive message to staff, group chief executive Norman Harrison said:
"As we come to the festive break I want to personally thank all of you for your hard work, commitment and continuing focus, particularly your focus on our safety performance. I am very proud of the striking progress we have achieved and of the mature and professional way in which everyone has worked. These proven attributes will no doubt stand us in good stead for the opportunities ahead.
"With the commitment, hard work and expertise we have already demonstrated, we can look forward to the different opportunities and demands ahead as we move forward as part of the Babcock Group and our part in contributing to shareholder value.
"Over the Christmas and New Year period, please take time to be with your family and friends and recharge your batteries for a successful and profitable 2010."