Template:Attached KML/ML postcode area
KML is from Wikidata
ML is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 55°46′30″N 3°56′31″W / 55.775°N 3.942°W / 55.775; -3.942
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns12
Postcode districts12
Postcode sectors55
Postcodes (live)9,653
Postcodes (total)11,712
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The ML postcode area, also known as the Motherwell postcode area,[2] is a group of twelve postcode districts in south-central Scotland, within twelve post towns. These cover most of North Lanarkshire (including Motherwell, Wishaw, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Airdrie and Shotts) and South Lanarkshire (including Hamilton, Carluke, Larkhall, Strathaven, Lanark and Biggar), plus very small parts of West Lothian, the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
ML1 MOTHERWELL Motherwell, Carfin, Cleland, Hareshaw, Holytown, New Stevenston, Newarthill, Newhouse North Lanarkshire
ML2 WISHAW Wishaw, Bonkle, Bogside, Garrion Bridge, Morningside, Overtown, Waterloo, Newmains North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire
ML3 HAMILTON Hamilton, Ferniegair, Limekilnburn, Quarter South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire
ML4 BELLSHILL Bellshill, Orbiston, Mossend North Lanarkshire
ML5 COATBRIDGE Coatbridge, Annathill, Glenboig North Lanarkshire
ML6 AIRDRIE Airdrie, Calderbank, Caldercruix, Chapelhall, Forrestfield, Gartness, Glenmavis, Greengairs, Plains, Riggend, Stand, Wattston North Lanarkshire
ML7 SHOTTS Shotts, Allanton, Eastfield, Harthill, Hartwood, Salsburgh, Greenrigg North Lanarkshire, West Lothian
ML8 CARLUKE Carluke, Kilncazdow, Law, Braidwood, Crossford, Rosebank South Lanarkshire
ML9 LARKHALL Larkhall, Netherburn, Stonehouse, Ashgill South Lanarkshire
ML10 STRATHAVEN Strathaven, Caldermill, Chapelton, Drumclog, Glassford, Sandford, Gilmourton, West Dykes Farm South Lanarkshire
ML11 LANARK Lanark, Auchenheath, Blackwood, Coalburn, Hazelbank, Kirkfieldbank, Kirkmuirhill, Lesmahagow South Lanarkshire
ML12 BIGGAR Biggar, Broughton, Leadhills, Symington, Wanlockhead South Lanarkshire, Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway


Template:Attached KML/ML postcode area
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ML postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.DG postcode areaDG postcode areaEH postcode areaFK postcode areaG postcode areaKA postcode areaPA postcode areaPA postcode areaTD postcode area
ML postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby DG, EH, FK, G, KA and TD 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)