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The 01896 Area Code ( Dialling Code)

The 01896 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01896 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the area code is (01896) [x][x][x][x][x][x].

Where is the 01896 Area Code?

The 01896 dialling code intersects the counties of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale and Tweeddale in the Scotland Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01896 dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01896 dialling code area. If you are calling a local number within the same area code with a landline telephone you do not need to use the 01896 dialling code.

Phoning the 01896 Dialling Code from Outside of the UK

If you are calling from outside of the UK. You will need to add the code for dialling internationally. This varies country to country, followed by the UK country code (44) followed by the area code without the initial zero (1896).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441896
Europe00441896
Australia0011441896

Origins of the 01896 Area Code

Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was .

the historic mnemonic code for the 01896 area was TW6. The first two characters are taken from the letters T and W in TWeeddale. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 8, 9 and 6.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the Galashiels area code
An old rotary dial for the Galashiels area code.


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Map of the 01896 dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01896 phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01896 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the Galashiels area code
Map of the Galashiels area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the 01896 dialling Code

Known Telephone Exchanges within the 01896 dialling Code

BLAINSLIE UAX (ESBLE)
CLOVENFORDS SAX (ESCLF)
EARLSTON UAX (ESEAR)
WALKERBURN SAX (ESWAL)