01859 area code

Harris

The area code 01859 is for the Isle of Harris and Scalpay in the Outer Hebrides.

Locations using 01859 numbers include:

  • Drinnishadder
  • Leverburgh
  • Manish
  • Scalpay
  • Scarista
  • Scarp
  • Tarbert

Most numbers using the 01859 area code are normal Harris and Scalpay landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)

01859 area code information

Area code:01859
Location:Harris
Council area:Na h-Eileanan Siar
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Area code required for local calls:No
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01859 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1859 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0859)

Area code history

Harris's original area code was 0046. This lasted until 1968 when the code was changed to 0859, as part of a nationwide plan to free up numbers starting 00 for other purposes.

The 0859 code eventually became 01859, following a renumbering programme that took place across the UK during April 1995.

Map of 01859 Harris area code