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OSM Post Office Progress in the 'HS' Postal Area

Comparison of POL data from 2023‑09‑27 and OSM data from 2024‑04‑17 09:00:00 Z. The blue circles on the map are Post Office branches from the official list that haven't been matched to an OSM amenity=post_office object. The red circles are OSM amenity=post_office objects that haven't been matched to a branch on the official list. Pale blue circles are 'home service' branches (for which it's not clear if they should be mapped) and banches that were marked as 'temporarily closed' at the date of the official data. Pale red circles indicate an OSM object that has been identified as non-Post-Office-Ltd business that may still be correctly tagged as amenity=post_office. The green lines represent matches from the official data to OSM amenity=post_office objects (dark green for a match via a ref:pol_id tag, light green for a proximity match). For more information on how to use this map/data to improve OSM, see the Mapping Notes. For more data on the matched/unmatrched objects, see the tables below.

Post Offices on the POL list not matched to an OSM Object

These branches are listed in the official data but do not appear to have a correstponding amenity=post_office object in OpenStreetMap. The data may be sufficient to be able to add the branch directly, but a survey would normally be preferable to ensure the branch and its relation to its surroundings are mapped accurately.

Official ID Postcode Official Name
175336 HS3 3AU Amhuinnsuidhe stop Seilmore, Cliasmol, Amhuinnsuidhe
1285 HS2 0JY Back School Road, Isle Of Lewis
144699 HS2 0QB Bayble Mobile Service Eagleton, Lower Bayble
141288 HS1 2YN Cearns Cearn Shulaisgeir, Stornoway
90134 HS8 5JJ Eriskay Eriskay, Lochboisdale
168722 HS8 5SD Howmore Stoneybridge Community Centre, Stoneybridge, South Uist
144704 HS2 9RF Lemreway Mobile Service 1 Lon Ban, Lemreway
146451 HS5 3TS Leverburgh Mobile Service Leverburgh Village Hall, Leverburgh
167541 HS2 9PE Lochs Cameron Terrace, Leurbost, Isle of Lewis
141193 HS1 2SF Newton Cannery Road, Stornoway
110156 HS6 5DS Paible Bayhead Shop, Bayhead, Paible, Lochmaddy
16605 HS2 9DW Tolstacholais 25 Tolstacholais, Isle Of Lewis

OSM Objects not matched to a Post Office on the POL list

These are entries are OSM objected tagged with amenity=post_office, which have not been matched to a branch on the official list. Entries here could be due to: Former branches that have now closed, more than one object being tagged for a single post office, the official entry for a real Post Office being matched incorrectly to a different OSM object, other non-Post-Office outlets bing tagged with amenity=post_office. Not all of these entries will be errors in the OSM data, so be careful before making any edits. See the mapping notes.

OSM Object OSM Name OSM PO Ref Operator Brand Note Fixme Last Edit
n774436399 4w
w1095641829 Post Office 12m
n1312930119 Bernera Post Office 6y
w501824909 Callanish Post Office 1540 5y
w504388109 Ness Post Office 1994 9d
w502177933 Scarista Post Office 16402 5y

Note: The entries above are based on a larger rectangular bounding box, so may also include some unmatched OSM objects from neighbouring postal areas.

Post Offices on the POL list matched to an OSM object by location

OSM objects tagged with amenity=post_office that have been matched to a branch on the official list by their location. If you can confirm the match, please add the appropriate ref:pol_id=* tag. But please do not rely on the location alone — some of the locations in the POL data are significantly displaced, or have not been updated following branch moves. See the mapping notes.

Official ID Postcode Official Name Official Address OSM Object OSM Name Tags B W MPC MOH Offset
175335 HS4 3YG Isle of Scalpay stop Scalpay Community Service, Outend, Isle of Scalpay n774436814    f 14 m

Post Offices on the POL list matched to an OSM object by ID

OSM objects tagged with amenity=post_office that have been matched to a branch on the official list by the ref:pol_id=* tag.

Official ID Postcode Official Name Official Address OSM Object OSM Name Tags B W MPC MOH Offset
15875 HS2 9DU Achmore Achmore, Isle of Lewis n774435971 Achmore Post Office      4 m
1320 HS2 9PT Balallan Balallan, Isle Of Lewis w866402389 Balallan Post Office      3 m
132721 HS7 5LH Balivanich Winfield Way, Balivanich n5159901461 Balivanich Post Office      41 m
116261 HS2 0RA Barvas Barvas Community Centre, Lower Barvas n6390787546 Barvas Post Office      205 m
90133 HS6 5BD Berneray Failte Backhill, Berneray, Lochmaddy w207362417 Oifis a' Phuist, Bùth agus Cafaidh      254 m
126278 HS8 5QX Carnan Lovats Ltd, Carnan, Eochar, Isle Of South Uist n5252435823 Carnan Post Office      16 m
3013 HS9 5XD Castlebay The Post Office, Castlebay, Isle of Barra n2305734390 Oifis a' Phuist Bàgh a' Chaisteil      8 m
3188 HS8 5SS Daliburgh Daliburgh, Lochboisdale w208700697 Daliburgh Post Office      29 m
144703 HS3 3DX Drinishader Mobile Service Old School, Drinishader n2429492555 Drinishader Mobile Post Office Service      226 m
1682 HS2 0PL Garrabost Garrabost, Isle Of Lewis w790738577 Garrabost Post Office      8 m
140232 HS6 5JA Grimsay Ceann Na H-Airigh, Scotvein, Grimsay, Isle Of North Uist n5254880102 Grimsay Post Office      58 m
2412 HS3 3DB Harris Main Street, East Tarbert, Harris w206164745 Harris Post Office      4 m
143858 HS2 9JT Keose Mobile Service The Old Mission House, Keose n774436350 Keose Mobile Post Office Service      17 m
151149 HS2 9QA Kershader Ravenspoint Centre, Kershader n8017480221 Kershader Post Office      27 m
144005 HS2 9PJ Laxay Mobile Service Islands Book Trust, Laxay Hall, Laxay, Isle of Lewis n422559582 Laxay Mobile Post Office Service      51 m
3892 HS8 5TH Lochboisdale The Post Office, Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist n461995667 Lochboisdale Post Office      23 m
2382 HS6 5AA Lochmaddy Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Western Isles n5168203174 Lochmaddy Post Office      6 m
2026 HS2 0NL North Tolsta North Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis n774432749 North Tolsta Post Office      8 m
2091 HS2 0XA Port Of Ness Port Of Ness, Isle Of Lewis n774435154 Oifis a' Phuist      250 m
2057 HS2 0EU Portnaguran 5 Aird, Portnaguran, Isle Of Lewis w884911791 Portnaguran Post Office      185 m
2183 HS2 9BD Shawbost Shawbost, Isle Of Lewis n4925247595 Shawbost Post Office      8 m
2614 HS2 0TH Skigersta 119 Cross Skigersta Road, Port of Ness n774432936 Skigersta Post Office a    12 m
8 HS1 2AD Stornoway 16 Francis Street, Stornoway n494339748 Oifis a' Phuist Steòrnabhaigh a    14 m
2704 HS2 9JD Timsgarry Timsgarry Filling Station, Timsgarry, Uig, Isle of Lewis n3014549719 Timsgarry Post Office      36 m

In the tables above the different letters in the 'Tags' column denote the presence of the following tags on the OSM object: a addr:housename=* or addr:housenumber=*; s shop=*; n note=*; f fixme=*. The purpose of these flags is to suggest when there might be sufficient information to make a positive match with the POL data, and to highlight any objects that may need checking.

For full details of data sources and import dates, see

Data derived from OpenStreetMap data, © OpenStreetMap Contributors, licensed under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). XAPI courtesy of Overpass API. Post Office Branch List from Post Office Ltd. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. The information may not be entirely up-to-date. The latest network information can be found in the official Post Office Branch Finder.