EH postcode area

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Edinburgh postcode area
EH is located in the United Kingdom
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Postcode area EH
Postcode area name Edinburgh
Post towns 38
Postcode districts 57
Postcode sectors 167
Postcodes (live) 23,822
Postcodes (total) 30,663
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The EH postcode area, also known as the Edinburgh postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts around 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.

Coverage[edit]

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Edinburgh EH1 to EH17[edit]

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
EH1 EDINBURGH Mostly 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.
EH2 EDINBURGH The New Town and central commercial area of Edinburgh which includes Princes Street.
EH3 EDINBURGH An odd shaped area surrounding EH1 and EH2 to the north, west and south. It can be divided into three distinct areas:
EH4 EDINBURGH Radiates 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.
EH5 EDINBURGH Based 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.
EH6 EDINBURGH Covers Leith, as well as Newhaven bordering it on the west.
EH7 EDINBURGH The inner city area between central Edinburgh and Leith, and radiates out to Restalrig and Craigentinny.
EH8 EDINBURGH The 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 Northfield 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.
EH9 EDINBURGH The inner city, Marchmont and Grange, Blackford and around Minto Street, including Causewayside.
EH10 EDINBURGH A corridor along the A702 from Bruntsfield, through Morningside as far as Fairmilehead.
EH11 EDINBURGH A corridor (rather thin in shape) along the A71 from Haymarket Station, through Gorgie and Stenhouse to Sighthill and the Calders.
EH12 EDINBURGH A corridor along the A8 from Haymarket through Murrayfield and Corstorphine as far as the Gyle.
EH13 EDINBURGH Based on the previously separate village of Colinton, and including Oxgangs.
EH14 BALERNO, CURRIE, EDINBURGH, JUNIPER GREEN A corridor in south-west Edinburgh starting at Slateford, through Longstone, Wester Hailes, Juniper Green, Currie and on to Balerno.
EH15 EDINBURGH Based on Portobello and Duddingston, formerly separate settlements to Edinburgh.
EH16 EDINBURGH Based on the formerly separate village of Liberton. It extends north and north-east to Cameron Toll, Craigmillar and Niddrie.
EH17 EDINBURGH Based on the formerly separate village of Gilmerton, taking in Moredun and extending westwards as far as Mortonhall.
EH95 EDINBURGH Special postcode used by Scottish Gas.
EH99 EDINBURGH Special postcode used by the Scottish Parliament.

Outside Edinburgh – EH18 onwards[edit]

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
EH18 LASSWADE Lasswade, extending up the valley of the River North Esk to Polton Midlothian Council
EH19 BONNYRIGG Bonnyrigg Midlothian Council
EH20 LOANHEAD Loanhead Midlothian Council
EH21 MUSSELBURGH Musselburgh, Wallyford, Whitecraig East Lothian Council
EH22 DALKEITH Dalkeith, Danderhall, Mayfield, Newtongrange Midlothian Council
EH23 GOREBRIDGE Gorebridge Midlothian Council
EH24 ROSEWELL Rosewell Midlothian Council
EH25 ROSLIN Roslin, Bilston Midlothian Council
EH26 PENICUIK Penicuik Midlothian Council
EH27 KIRKNEWTON Kirknewton West Lothian Council
EH28 NEWBRIDGE Newbridge, Ratho City of Edinburgh Council
EH29 KIRKLISTON Kirkliston City of Edinburgh Council
EH30 SOUTH QUEENSFERRY South Queensferry City of Edinburgh Council
EH31 GULLANE Gullane East Lothian Council
EH32 LONGNIDDRY, PRESTONPANS Prestonpans, Cockenzie, Port Seton East Lothian Council
EH33 TRANENT Tranent East Lothian Council
EH34 TRANENT Pencaitland East Lothian Council
EH35 TRANENT Ormiston East Lothian Council
EH36 HUMBIE Humbie East Lothian Council
EH37 PATHHEAD Pathhead Midlothian Council
EH38 HERIOT North Middleton, Heriot Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders Council
EH39 NORTH BERWICK North Berwick East Lothian Council
EH40 EAST LINTON East Linton East Lothian Council
EH41 HADDINGTON Haddington East Lothian Council
EH42 DUNBAR Dunbar, Broxburn, East Lothian East Lothian Council
EH43 WALKERBURN Walkerburn Scottish Borders Council
EH44 INNERLEITHEN Innerleithen Scottish Borders Council
EH45 PEEBLES Peebles Scottish Borders Council
EH46 WEST LINTON West Linton Scottish Borders Council
EH47 BATHGATE Whitburn, Bathgate, Fauldhouse, Stoneyburn West Lothian Council
EH48 BATHGATE Armadale, Bathgate West Lothian Council
EH49 LINLITHGOW Linlithgow West Lothian Council
EH51 BO'NESS Bo'ness Falkirk Council
EH52 BROXBURN Broxburn, West Lothian, including Winchburgh West Lothian Council
EH53 LIVINGSTON Livingston, incorporating Mid Calder, Pumpherston West Lothian Council
EH54 LIVINGSTON Livingston West Lothian Council
EH55 WEST CALDER West Calder West Lothian Council

Map[edit]

EH postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas. FK postcode area KY postcode area ML postcode area TD postcode area
EH postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby FK, KY, ML and TD postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts and post towns in and around Edinburgh

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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)