Scotland Country Dialling Codes

Scotland country dialling codes

If you are currently travelling abroad and wish to call home or intend on making international telephone calls to Scotland, follow our simple step-by-step guide on how to make calls to Scotland from outside of the country:

Country Code: Begin by dialling the international dialling code to exit your country and enter the international calling network. The international dialling code for most countries is “00” or “+”. You can also use the country-specific international access code if it differs from “00” or “+”.

Scotland Country Code: After the international dialling code, you’ll need to enter the country code for Scotland, which is “+44”.

Area Code: Depending on where in Scotland you’re calling, you may need to include an area or city code.

Local Number: After entering the country and area code (if applicable), dial the local phone number of the person or business you want to reach in Scotland.

Call Button: Finally, press the call button on your phone or wait for the call to connect if you’re using a landline.

For example, if you were calling a number in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, you would dial it as follows:

  • International dialling code: “00” or “+”
  • Scotland country code: “+44”
  • Edinburgh area code: “0131”
  • Local phone number: XXX XXXX (replace with the actual number)
  • So, if the local number is 123 4567, you would dial: +44 0131 123 4567

As Scotland is part of the United Kingdom the country shares the same dialing code system with the rest of the UK. So if you are calling a Scottish telephone number from within England, Wales or Northern Ireland you don’t have to use the country code (+44). You will just dial the area code and local number.

Shown below are local destinations in Scotland and the relevant area codes:

IDD CODE COUNTRY CODE CITY AREA CODE
00 44 Aberdeen 01224
Ayr 01292
Banff 01261
Dumfries 01387
Dunbar 01368
Dundee 01382
Dunfermline 01383
Edinburgh 0131
Fort William 01397
Glasgow 0141
Inverness 01463
Kilmarnock 01563
Orkney 01856
Perth 01738
St Andrews 01334
Stirling 01786
Thirsk 01845
Wick 01955

Remember to consider the time zone difference when making international calls, so you don’t call at inconvenient hours. Additionally, be aware of any international calling rates that may apply, as these can vary depending on your service provider and the specific calling plan you have.

Always double-check the dialling codes and numbers before placing an international call to ensure that you connect successfully with your desired contact in Scotland.