EH postcode area

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Coordinates: 55°55′26″N3°13′41″W / 55.924°N 3.228°W / 55.924; -3.228
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
EH
Postcode area name
Edinburgh
Post towns 38
Postcode districts 57
Postcode sectors167
Postcodes (live)24,416
Postcodes (total)32,363
Statistics as at May 2020 [1]

The EH postcode area, also known as the Edinburgh postcode area, [2] is a group of 54 postcode districts for post towns: Armadale, Balerno, Bathgate, Bo'ness, Bonnyrigg, Broxburn, Currie, Dalkeith, Dunbar, East Linton, Edinburgh, Gorebridge, Gullane, Haddington, Heriot, Humbie, Innerleithen, Juniper Green, Kirkliston, Kirknewton, Lasswade, Linlithgow, Livingston, Loanhead, Longniddry, Musselburgh, Newbridge, North Berwick, Pathhead, Peebles, Penicuik, Prestonpans, Rosewell, Roslin, South Queensferry, Tranent, Walkerburn, West Calder and West Linton in Scotland.

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Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Edinburgh EH1 to EH17 & EH28 to EH30

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area(s)
EH1EDINBURGHMostly consists of Edinburgh's Old Town. Also hosts the old GPO building (at EH1 1AA) and the areas immediately to the north of this are also included, that is St. James Centre and the areas down Leith Street and Broughton Street.
EH2EDINBURGHThe New Town and central commercial area of Edinburgh which includes Princes Street.
EH3EDINBURGHAn odd shaped area surrounding EH1 and EH2 to the north, west and south. It can be divided into three distinct areas:
EH4EDINBURGHRadiates from the older and more central areas out to the suburban areas added to them, as the city grew outwards during the 20th century. EH4, then, branches out from Dean Village and Comely Bank along a corridor centred on the A90 as far as Barnton and Cramond. Central to this area is the Sainsbury's in Craigleith Retail Park adjacent to the A90.
EH5EDINBURGHBased on a village formerly separate from the city; in this case, Granton on the Firth of Forth. EH5 extends inwards from the coast to Ferry Road.
EH6EDINBURGHCovers Leith, as well as Newhaven bordering it on the west.
EH7EDINBURGHThe inner city area between central Edinburgh and Leith, and radiates out to Restalrig and Craigentinny.
EH8EDINBURGHThe inner city Southside, Newington and Canongate areas, in the west of the postcode area. It spreads eastwards around Holyrood Park to take in areas like Abbeyhill and Mountcastle; being in east Edinburgh these areas have no obvious connection with the Southside. However the postcode effectively takes in the area surrounding Holyrood Park.
EH9EDINBURGHThe inner city, Marchmont and Grange, Blackford and around Minto Street, including Causewayside.
EH10EDINBURGHA corridor along the A702 from Bruntsfield, through Morningside as far as Fairmilehead. City of Edinburgh, Midlothian
EH11EDINBURGHA corridor (rather thin in shape) along the A71 from Haymarket Station, through Gorgie and Stenhouse to Sighthill and the Calders.
EH12EDINBURGHA corridor along the A8 from Haymarket through Murrayfield and Corstorphine as far as the Gyle.
EH13EDINBURGHBased on the previously separate village of Colinton, and including Oxgangs.
EH14BALERNO, CURRIE, EDINBURGH, JUNIPER GREENA corridor in south-west Edinburgh starting at Slateford, through Longstone, Wester Hailes, Juniper Green, Currie and on to Balerno.
EH15EDINBURGHBased on Portobello and Duddingston, formerly separate settlements to Edinburgh.
EH16EDINBURGHBased on the formerly separate village of Liberton. It extends north and north-east to Cameron Toll, Craigmillar and Niddrie.
EH17EDINBURGHBased on the formerly separate village of Gilmerton, taking in Moredun and extending westwards as far as Mortonhall.
EH28NEWBRIDGE Newbridge, Ratho City of Edinburgh Council
EH29KIRKLISTON Kirkliston City of Edinburgh Council
EH30SOUTH QUEENSFERRY South Queensferry
EH77EDINBURGHSpecial postcode used by Census 2021
EH91EDINBURGHSpecial postcode used by Jobcentre Plus
EH95EDINBURGHSpecial postcode used by Scottish Gas.
EH99EDINBURGHSpecial postcode used by the Scottish Parliament.

Outside Edinburgh

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area(s)
EH18LASSWADE Lasswade, extending up the valley of the River North Esk to Polton Midlothian Council
EH19BONNYRIGG Bonnyrigg Midlothian Council
EH20LOANHEAD Loanhead Midlothian Council
EH21MUSSELBURGH Musselburgh, Wallyford, Whitecraig, Newcraighall East Lothian Council, City of Edinburgh Council
EH22DALKEITH Dalkeith, Danderhall, Mayfield, Newtongrange Midlothian Council
EH23GOREBRIDGE Gorebridge Midlothian Council
EH24ROSEWELL Rosewell Midlothian Council
EH25ROSLIN Roslin, Bilston Midlothian Council
EH26PENICUIK Penicuik Midlothian Council
EH27KIRKNEWTON Kirknewton West Lothian Council
EH31GULLANE Gullane East Lothian Council
EH32LONGNIDDRY, PRESTONPANS Prestonpans, Cockenzie, Port Seton East Lothian Council
EH33TRANENT Tranent East Lothian Council
EH34TRANENT Pencaitland East Lothian Council
EH35TRANENT Ormiston East Lothian Council
EH36HUMBIE Humbie East Lothian Council
EH37PATHHEAD Pathhead Midlothian Council
EH38HERIOT North Middleton, Heriot Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders Council
EH39NORTH BERWICK North Berwick East Lothian Council
EH40EAST LINTON East Linton East Lothian Council
EH41HADDINGTON Haddington East Lothian Council
EH42DUNBAR Dunbar, Broxburn, East Lothian East Lothian Council
EH43WALKERBURN Walkerburn Scottish Borders Council
EH44INNERLEITHEN Innerleithen Scottish Borders Council
EH45PEEBLES Peebles Scottish Borders Council
EH46WEST LINTON West Linton Scottish Borders Council
EH47BATHGATE Whitburn, Bathgate, Fauldhouse, Stoneyburn West Lothian Council
EH48BATHGATE Armadale, Bathgate West Lothian Council
EH49LINLITHGOW Linlithgow West Lothian Council
EH51BO'NESS Bo'ness Falkirk Council
EH52BROXBURN Broxburn, West Lothian, including Winchburgh West Lothian Council
EH53LIVINGSTON Livingston, incorporating Mid Calder, Pumpherston West Lothian Council
EH54LIVINGSTON Livingston West Lothian Council
EH55WEST CALDER West Calder West Lothian Council, South Lanarkshire Council

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