KW postcode area
|Kirkwall postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Kirkwall|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
The KW postcode area or Wick postcode area is a group of postcode districts in the far north of Scotland. Though the area includes all of the Orkney Islands it is named after Wick (hence KW1) the largest town in Caithness, the first 14 districts are on the mainland of Scotland roughly corresponding to the boundaries of the historic county of Caithness. The area comprises the post towns of Berriedale, Brora, Dunbeath, Forsinard, Golspie, Halkirk, Helmsdale, Kinbrace, Latheron, Lybster, Thurso and Wick, as well as Kirkwall, Stromness and the rest of Orkney.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area|
|KW15||KIRKWALL||Orkney Islands||Orkney Islands|
|KW16||STROMNESS||Orkney Islands||Orkney Islands|
|KW17||ORKNEY||Orkney Islands||Orkney Islands|
- "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.