Template:Attached KML/PA postcode area
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PA is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 55°55′16″N 4°47′24″W / 55.921°N 4.790°W / 55.921; -4.790
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns35
Postcode districts77
Postcode sectors114
Postcodes (live)9,357
Postcodes (total)12,921
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The PA postcode area, also known as the Paisley postcode area,[2] is a group of 67 postcode districts in western Scotland, within 35 post towns. These cover Renfrewshire (including Paisley, Renfrew, Johnstone, Bishopton, Erskine, Bridge of Weir and Lochwinnoch), Inverclyde (including Greenock, Port Glasgow, Gourock, Kilmacolm and Wemyss Bay) and most of Argyll and Bute (including Oban, Lochgilphead, Tarbert, Campbeltown, Appin, Taynuilt, Bridge of Orchy, Dalmally, Inveraray, Cairndow, Colintraive, Dunoon, Tighnabruaich, and the Isles of Mull, Iona, Coll, Tiree, Jura, Colonsay, Islay, Gigha and Bute), plus small parts of North Ayrshire (including Skelmorlie) and Highland.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
PA1 PAISLEY Paisley (central, east and north east), Ralston Renfrewshire
PA2 PAISLEY Paisley (south), Castlehead Renfrewshire, and a small rural area in East Renfrewshire
PA3 PAISLEY Paisley (north west), Linwood Renfrewshire
PA4 RENFREW Renfrew, Inchinnan Renfrewshire
PA5 JOHNSTONE Johnstone, Brookfield, Elderslie Renfrewshire
PA6 JOHNSTONE Johnstone, Houston Renfrewshire
PA7 BISHOPTON Bishopton Renfrewshire
PA8 ERSKINE Erskine Renfrewshire
PA9 JOHNSTONE Johnstone, Howwood Renfrewshire
PA10 JOHNSTONE Johnstone, Kilbarchan Renfrewshire
PA11 BRIDGE OF WEIR Bridge of Weir, Quarrier's Village Renfrewshire
PA12 LOCHWINNOCH Lochwinnoch, Newton of Belltrees Renfrewshire
PA13 KILMACOLM Kilmacolm Inverclyde
PA14 PORT GLASGOW Port Glasgow, Langbank Inverclyde
PA15 GREENOCK Greenock Inverclyde
PA16 GREENOCK Greenock, Inverkip Inverclyde
PA17 SKELMORLIE Skelmorlie North Ayrshire
PA18 WEMYSS BAY Wemyss Bay Inverclyde
PA19 GOUROCK Gourock Inverclyde
PA20 ISLE OF BUTE Isle of Bute Argyll and Bute
PA21 TIGHNABRUAICH Tighnabruaich Argyll and Bute
PA22 COLINTRAIVE Colintraive, Glendaruel Argyll and Bute
PA23 DUNOON Dunoon Argyll and Bute
PA24 CAIRNDOW Lochgoilhead Argyll and Bute
PA25 CAIRNDOW St. Catherines Argyll and Bute
PA26 CAIRNDOW Cairndow Argyll and Bute
PA27 CAIRNDOW Strachur Argyll and Bute
PA28 CAMPBELTOWN Campbeltown Argyll and Bute
PA29 TARBERT Tarbert Argyll and Bute
PA30 LOCHGILPHEAD Ardrishaig Argyll and Bute
PA31 LOCHGILPHEAD Lochgilphead, Cairnbaan, Crinan, Kilmartin Argyll and Bute
PA32 INVERARAY Inveraray Argyll and Bute
PA33 DALMALLY Dalmally Argyll and Bute
PA34 OBAN Oban Argyll and Bute
PA35 TAYNUILT Taynuilt Argyll and Bute
PA36 BRIDGE OF ORCHY Bridge of Orchy Argyll and Bute
PA37 OBAN Connel, Benderloch Argyll and Bute
PA38 APPIN Appin Argyll and Bute, Highland
PA41 ISLE OF GIGHA Gigha Argyll and Bute
PA42 ISLE OF ISLAY Port Ellen Argyll and Bute
PA43 ISLE OF ISLAY Bowmore Argyll and Bute
PA44 ISLE OF ISLAY Bridgend Argyll and Bute
PA45 ISLE OF ISLAY Ballygrant Argyll and Bute
PA46 ISLE OF ISLAY Port Askaig Argyll and Bute
PA47 ISLE OF ISLAY Portnahaven Argyll and Bute
PA48 ISLE OF ISLAY Port Charlotte Argyll and Bute
PA49 ISLE OF ISLAY Bruichladdich Argyll and Bute
PA60 ISLE OF JURA Jura Argyll and Bute
PA61 ISLE OF COLONSAY Colonsay Argyll and Bute
PA62 ISLE OF MULL Lochbuie Argyll and Bute
PA63 ISLE OF MULL Croggan Argyll and Bute
PA64 ISLE OF MULL Lochdon Argyll and Bute
PA65 ISLE OF MULL Craignure Argyll and Bute
PA66 ISLE OF MULL Fionnphort Argyll and Bute
PA67 ISLE OF MULL Bunessan Argyll and Bute
PA68 ISLE OF MULL Gribun Argyll and Bute
PA69 ISLE OF MULL Tiroran Argyll and Bute
PA70 ISLE OF MULL Pennyghael Argyll and Bute
PA71 ISLE OF MULL Gruline Argyll and Bute
PA72 ISLE OF MULL Aros, Salen Argyll and Bute
PA73 ISLE OF MULL Ulva Ferry Argyll and Bute
PA74 ISLE OF MULL Torloisk Argyll and Bute
PA75 ISLE OF MULL Tobermory, Calgary Argyll and Bute
PA76 ISLE OF IONA Iona Argyll and Bute
PA77 ISLE OF TIREE Tiree Argyll and Bute
PA78 ISLE OF COLL Coll Argyll and Bute
PA80 OBAN Morvern Highland

Ballachulish and Kinlochleven were originally coded PA39 and PA40 respectively, before being transferred to the PH area in 1999 as PH49 and PH50.[3] The PA80 district was formed out of the PA34 district in 2011 following a campaign by residents of Morvern.[4][5]

Until January 1995, PA80 to PA87 were allocated to the islands of the Outer Hebrides, after which these formed the HS postcode area.


Template:Attached KML/PA postcode area
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PA postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.BT postcode areaBT postcode areaDG postcode areaFK postcode areaG postcode areaKA postcode areaKA postcode areaPH postcode area
PA postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BT, FK, G, KA and PH postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts and post towns in and around Paisley

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)
  3. ^ "Royal Mail Postcode Update 30". Beacon Dodsworth. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Morvern secures its own postcode from Royal Mail". BBC News. 22 December 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Royal Mail Postcode Update 52". Beacon Dodsworth. Archived from the original on 23 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.