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The AB postcode area, also known as the Aberdeen postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts around Aberdeen, Aberlour, Aboyne, Alford, Ballater, Ballindalloch, Banchory, Banff, Buckie, Ellon, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Insch, Inverurie, Keith, Laurencekirk, Macduff, Milltimber, Peterculter, Peterhead, Portlethen, Stonehaven, Strathdon, Turriff and Westhill in Scotland.

Aberdeen postcode area
AB is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaAB
Postcode area nameAberdeen
Post towns24
Postcode districts40
Postcode sectors176
Postcodes (live)16,576
Postcodes (total)37,813
Statistics as at February 2012[1]


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
AB10 ABERDEEN Bridge of Dee, Mannofield, Ruthrieston Aberdeen
AB11 ABERDEEN Ferryhill, Torry Aberdeen
AB12 ABERDEEN Altens, Ardoe, Banchory Devenick, Blairs, Bridge of Dee, Cove Bay, Kincorth, Maryculter, Nigg, Portlethen, Tullos Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
AB13 MILLTIMBER Milltimber Aberdeen
AB14 PETERCULTER Peterculter, Upper Anguston Aberdeen
AB15 ABERDEEN Bieldside, Craigiebuckler, Cults, Hazlehead, Kingswells, Mannofield, Milltimber, Summerhill Aberdeen
AB16 ABERDEEN Mastrick, Northfield, Middlefield, Cornhill, Sheddocksley Aberdeen
AB21 ABERDEEN Blackburn, Bucksburn, Dyce, Fintray, Kinellar, Newmachar, Whiterashes Aberdeen
AB22 ABERDEEN Bridge of Don, Danestone, Grandholm, Persley Aberdeen
AB23 ABERDEEN Balmedie, Belhelvie, Bridge of Don, Potterton, Whitecairns Aberdeen
AB24 ABERDEEN Old Aberdeen, Woodside, Tillydrone, Seaton, Bedford Aberdeen
AB25 ABERDEEN Kittybrewster, Foresterhill, Rosemount, George Street Aberdeen
AB30 LAURENCEKIRK Fettercairn, Marykirk, North Water Bridge, Luthermuir, Phesbo, Glensaugh, Auchenblae, Fordoun, Scotston, Arbuthnott Aberdeenshire
AB31 BANCHORY Lumphanan, Torphins, Crathes Aberdeenshire
AB32 WESTHILL Kirkton of Skene, Echt Aberdeenshire
AB33 ALFORD Muir of Fowlis, Towie Aberdeenshire
AB34 ABOYNE Kincardine O'Neil, Dinnet Aberdeenshire
AB35 BALLATER Crathie, Braemar, Spittal of Glenmuick Aberdeenshire
AB36 STRATHDON Corgarff Aberdeenshire
AB37 BALLINDALLOCH Glenlivet, Tomintoul Moray
AB38 ABERLOUR Craigellachie, Rothes Moray
AB39 STONEHAVEN Stonehaven, Newtonhill Aberdeenshire
AB41 ELLON Ellon, Tarves, Pitmedden, Udny Aberdeenshire
AB42 PETERHEAD Hatton, St. Fergus Aberdeenshire
AB43 FRASERBURGH Crimond Aberdeenshire
AB44 MACDUFF Aberdeenshire
AB45 BANFF Gardenstown, Gordonstown, Portsoy, Whitehills Aberdeenshire
AB51 INVERURIE Inverurie, Kemnay, Kintore, Oldmeldrum Aberdeenshire
AB52 INSCH Culsalmond, Largie, Auchleven, Oyne, Old Rayne, Colpy, Leslie, Wrangham, Duncanstone, Mill of Boddam Aberdeenshire
AB53 TURRIFF Fyvie, New Deer Aberdeenshire
AB54 HUNTLY Aberchirder, Cabrach, Cairnie, Forgue, Gartly, Glass, Kennethmont, Lumsden, Rhynie, Rothiemay Aberdeenshire, Moray
AB55 KEITH Dufftown Moray
AB56 BUCKIE Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Portessie, Portgordon Moray
AB99 ABERDEEN Non-geographic postcode Aberdeen City

Originally, only postcode district numbers AB1 to AB5 were used, but in August 1990 the area was recoded to allocate a separate district number to each Post Town. At the same time, the postcode districts IV33, IV34 and IV35 were recoded as part of AB38.


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AB postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby DD, IV and PH postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts and post towns in and around Aberdeen

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 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)

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