HS postcode area
Postcode district boundaries:
The HS postcode area, also known as the Outer Hebrides postcode area, is a group of postcode districts, HS1 to HS9, from north to south covering Stornoway, Lewis, Harris, Scalpay, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra in Scotland. All of these are treated as post towns using their full name (most, preceded by Isle of) and in one case, Isle of Harris, covering two postcode districts.
|Outer Hebrides postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Outer Hebrides|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
Post is transported daily between the mainland and Stornaway by motorised vessel in all but extreme storm conditions.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area|
|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 and Rodel area|
|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|
- "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.
- Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)