01890 area code

Ayton and Coldstream

The area code 01890 is for Coldstream and Ayton, and the surrounding areas.

Locations using 01890 numbers include:

  • Ayton
  • Birgham
  • Chirnside
  • Coldingham
  • Coldstream
  • Crookham
  • Eyemouth
  • Leitholm
  • Mindrum
  • Reston
  • Swinton
  • Whitsome

The first digit of the six-digit local number usually indicates more precisely where it is associated with:

Number rangePrimary area*Other locations served
(01890) 2xxxxx  ColdstreamBirgham, Chirnside, Crookham, Leitholm, Mindrum, Swinton, Whitsome
(01890) 3xxxxx  
(01890) 4xxxxx  
(01890) 8xxxxx  
(01890) 5xxxxx  AytonColdingham, Eyemouth, Reston
(01890) 6xxxxx  
(01890) 7xxxxx  
(01890) 9xxxxx  

* 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

Area code:01890
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.

Map of 01890 Coldstream and Ayton area code