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Outer Hebrides
HS is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 57°58′01″N 6°42′43″W / 57.967°N 6.712°W / 57.967; -6.712
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Outer Hebrides
Post towns8
Postcode districts9
Postcode sectors11
Postcodes (live)962
Postcodes (total)1,093
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The HS postcode area, also known as the Outer Hebrides postcode area,[2] is a group of nine postcode districts, within eight post towns, covering the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

It is the UK's newest postcode area, the Outer Hebrides formerly being part of the PA postcode area (forming PA80 - PA87 until January 1995).


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
HS1 STORNOWAY Stornoway (immediate area), Plasterfield Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
HS2 ISLE OF LEWIS Settlements in Lewis outside the Stornoway area including
Back, Carloway, Ness, North Lochs, Park (South Lochs), Point, Uig and West Side
HS3 ISLE OF HARRIS Harris excluding Leverburgh and Rodel area
HS4 ISLE OF SCALPAY All settlements
HS5 ISLE OF HARRIS Leverburgh, Rodel
HS6 ISLE OF NORTH UIST All settlements
HS7 ISLE OF BENBECULA All settlements
HS8 ISLE OF SOUTH UIST All settlements
HS9 ISLE OF BARRA All settlements, including Mingulay


Template:Attached KML/HS postcode area
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HS postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.IV postcode areaPA postcode areaPH postcode areaPH postcode areaPH postcode areaPH postcode area
HS postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby IV and PH postcode areas.

See also


  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)