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The HS postcode area, also known as the Outer Hebrides postcode area,[2] 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
HS is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaHS
Postcode area nameOuter Hebrides
Post towns8
Postcode districts9
Postcode sectors11
Postcodes (live)953
Postcodes (total)1,059
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

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


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HS postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby IV and PH postcode areas.

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  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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