HS postcode area

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Outer Hebrides postcode area
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Postcode area HS
Postcode area nameOuter Hebrides
Post towns 8
Postcode districts 9
Postcode sectors11
Postcodes (live)953
Postcodes (total)1,059
Statistics as at February 2012 [1]

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.

Contents

Post is transported daily between the mainland and Stornoway by motorised vessel in all but extreme storm conditions.

Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area
HS1STORNOWAY Stornoway (immediate area), Plasterfield Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
HS2ISLE OF LEWISSettlements in Lewis outside the Stornoway area including
Back, Carloway, Ness, North Lochs, Park (South Lochs), Point, Uig and West Side
HS3ISLE OF HARRISHarris excluding Leverburgh and Rodel area
HS4ISLE OF SCALPAYAll settlements
HS5ISLE OF HARRISLeverburgh and Rodel area
HS6ISLE OF NORTH UISTAll settlements
HS7ISLE OF BENBECULAAll settlements
HS8ISLE OF SOUTH UISTAll settlements
HS9ISLE OF BARRAAll settlements, including Mingulay

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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)