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IV postcode area

Inverness postcode area
IV is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode area IV
Postcode area name Inverness
Post towns 31
Postcode districts 53
Postcode sectors 84
Postcodes (live) 7,099
Postcodes (total) 10,256
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The IV postcode area, also known as the Inverness postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts around Achnasheen, Alness, Ardgay, Avoch, Beauly, Cromarty, Dingwall, Dornoch, Elgin, Fochabers, Forres, Fortrose, Gairloch, Garve, Glen Shiel, Invergordon, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Kyle, Lairg, Lossiemouth, Muir of Ord, Munlochy, Nairn, Plockton, Portree, Rogart, Strathcarron, Strathpeffer, Strome Ferry, Tain and Ullapool in Scotland.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
IV1 INVERNESS Inverness centre and north, including the Longman, plus North Kessock and Kilmuir Highland
IV2 INVERNESS Inverness east, plus Culloden, Balloch and Ardersier Highland
IV3 INVERNESS Inverness west, plus Dochgarroch, Abriachan and Bunchrew Highland
IV4 BEAULY Beauly, Kiltarlity, Struy, Cannich, Tomich Highland
IV5 INVERNESS Kirkhill, Inchmore, Moniack and Cabrich Highland
IV6 MUIR OF ORD Muir of Ord, Marybank, Strathconon Highland
IV7 DINGWALL Conon Bridge, Culbokie Highland
IV9 AVOCH Highland
IV10 FORTROSE Highland
IV11 CROMARTY Highland
IV12 NAIRN Auldearn Highland
IV13 INVERNESS Tomatin Highland
IV15 DINGWALL Dingwall Highland
IV16 DINGWALL Evanton Highland
IV17 ALNESS Highland
IV19 TAIN Highland
IV20 TAIN Fearn Highland
IV21 GAIRLOCH Highland
IV23 GARVE Highland
IV24 ARDGAY Highland
IV25 DORNOCH Highland
IV26 ULLAPOOL Highland
IV27 LAIRG Lairg, Durness, Tongue, Scourie Highland
IV28 ROGART Highland
IV30 ELGIN Moray
IV40 KYLE Kyle of Lochalsh Highland
IV41 ISLE OF SKYE Kyleakin Highland
IV42 ISLE OF SKYE Breakish Highland
IV43 ISLE OF SKYE Highland
IV44 ISLE OF SKYE Highland
IV45 ISLE OF SKYE Armadale Highland
IV46 ISLE OF SKYE Highland
IV47 ISLE OF SKYE Highland
IV48 ISLE OF SKYE Highland
IV49 ISLE OF SKYE Broadford Highland
IV51 PORTREE Highland
IV52 PLOCKTON Highland
IV54 STRATHCARRON Applecross Highland
IV55 ISLE OF SKYE Highland
IV56 ISLE OF SKYE Highland
IV63 INVERNESS Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart and Invermoriston Highland

Originally, the IV postcode area included IV33, IV34 and IV35, covering the areas of the post towns of Carron, Knockando and Rothes. These areas were transferred to the post town of Aberlour, and in August 1994 they were recoded as parts of postcode district AB38.


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

Detailed map of postcode districts and post towns in and around Inverness

See also


  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products.  
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
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