Orkney Dialling Code

Find phone number prefix information for Orkney, Scotland including all of the local regions that use the 01856 area code.

01856 area code information

The phone area code for Orkney uses 6 local number digits after the area code prefix of 01856. Based in the county of Isle of Shetland in the region of Scotland, calls from Orkney telephone numbers typically always follow the format of 01856 [-][-][-][-][-][-].

Other locations using the (0)1856 area code

There are a number of other locations in local proximity to the Orkney area that use the same number format. The list below represents some of the other towns and villages that use the same prefix:

  • Balfour
  • Birsay
  • Burray
  • Deerness
  • Evie
  • Finstown
  • Harray
  • Holm
  • Hoy
  • Kirkwall
  • Longhope
  • Mainland
  • Orphir
  • Rousay
  • St Margaret’s Hope
  • Sandwick
  • Stromness
  • Tankerness

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Dialling Code 01856
Local Number Digits 6
UK Format 01856 [-][-][-][-][-][-]
International Format +44 (0)1856
Location Orkney
County Isle of Shetland
Country Scotland
Geo Coordinates 59.042913, -3.154215