IV postcode area

The IV postcode area, also known as the Inverness postcode area,[2] is a group of 52 postcode districts for post towns: Achnasheen, Alness, Avoch, Beauly, Bonar Bridge, 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.

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Inverness postcode area
Postcode areaIV
Postcode area nameInverness
Post towns31
Postcode districts53
Postcode sectors84
Postcodes (live)7,099
Postcodes (total)10,256
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

Numbering is geographical and consecutive to IV32, after which three districts have become part of AB38, after which the main series ceases with IV36. IV40-IV56 is a secondary series which covers Skye, all but one of its much smaller immediately adjacent isles and four facing Highland districts on the mainland. The southwestern bulk of IV3 has become offshoot district IV63 which completes the geographical districts.

As at 2019 one non-geographical IV postcode district exists.


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, Maryburgh Highland
IV8 MUNLOCHY Munlochy Highland
IV9 AVOCH Avoch Highland
IV10 FORTROSE Fortrose Highland
IV11 CROMARTY Cromarty Highland
IV12 NAIRN Auldearn Highland
IV13 INVERNESS Tomatin Highland
IV14 STRATHPEFFER Strathpeffer Highland
IV15 DINGWALL Dingwall Highland
IV16 DINGWALL Evanton Highland
IV17 ALNESS Alness Highland
IV18 INVERGORDON Invergordon Highland
IV19 TAIN Tain, Nigg, Edderton Highland
IV20 TAIN Hill of Fearn, Portmahomack, Balintore Highland
IV21 GAIRLOCH Gairloch Highland
IV22 ACHNASHEEN Achnasheen Highland
IV23 GARVE Garve Highland
IV24 ARDGAY Bonar Bridge, Ardgay, Spinningdale, Culrain Highland
IV25 DORNOCH Dornoch Highland
IV26 ULLAPOOL Ullapool Highland
IV27 LAIRG Lairg, Durness, Tongue, Scourie Highland
IV28 ROGART Rogart Highland
IV30 ELGIN Elgin Moray
IV31 LOSSIEMOUTH Lossiemouth Moray
IV32 FOCHABERS Fochabers Moray
IV36 FORRES Forres Moray
IV40 KYLE Kyle of Lochalsh, Raasay Highland
IV41 ISLE OF SKYE Kyleakin Highland
IV42 ISLE OF SKYE Breakish Highland
IV43 ISLE OF SKYE Isle Ornsay Highland
IV44 ISLE OF SKYE Teangue Highland
IV45 ISLE OF SKYE Armadale, Upper Breakish Highland
IV46 ISLE OF SKYE Tarskavaig Highland
IV47 ISLE OF SKYE Carbost Highland
IV48 ISLE OF SKYE Sconser Highland
IV49 ISLE OF SKYE Broadford Highland
IV51 PORTREE Portree, Uig Highland
IV52 PLOCKTON Plockton Highland
IV53 STROME FERRY Strome Ferry Highland
IV54 STRATHCARRON Applecross Highland
IV55 ISLE OF SKYE Dunvegan Highland
IV56 ISLE OF SKYE Struan Highland
IV63 INVERNESS Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart and Invermoriston Highland
IV99 INVERNESS Jobcentre Plus non-geographic

The postcode area had IV33, IV34 and IV35 covering in small easterly areas the post towns of Carron, Knockando and Rothes. These were transferred to the post town of Aberlour, and in August 1994 recoded into AB38.


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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.

See also


  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)
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