01890 area code
Ayton and Coldstream
The area code 01890 is for Coldstream and Ayton, and the surrounding areas.
Locations using 01890 numbers include:
The first digit of the six-digit local number usually indicates more precisely where it is associated with:
|Number range||Primary area*||Other locations served|
|(01890) 2xxxxx||Coldstream||Birgham, Chirnside, Crookham, Leitholm, Mindrum, Swinton, Whitsome|
|(01890) 5xxxxx||Ayton||Coldingham, Eyemouth, Reston|
* Telephone companies are officially required to issue numbers according to this pattern. Some smaller or newer operators may disregard the rules and use the same series of numbers across the entire area.
Most numbers using the 01890 area code are normal Coldstream and Ayton 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)
01890 area code information
|Location:||Coldstream / Ayton|
|Council area:||Scottish Borders|
|Call costs:||Normal landline rate|
|Area code required for local calls:||No|
|Local number length:||6 digits|
|Number format:||01890 xxxxxx|
|International number format:||+44 1890 xxxxxx|
|Number shortages predicted:||No|
|Last code change:||April 1995 (previously 0890)|
Area code history
Coldstream and Ayton previously had separate area codes. Numbers from the former Ayton 0390 area code were absorbed into the 0890 area code (which later became 01890).
The 0390 prefix was reused for mobile phone services in the 1990s.