The 01806 area code is used for Shetland (Council of Shetland) and the areas directly surrounding Shetland, which includes 14 distinct locations. Most 01806 numbers are used for landlines. However, they can also be purchased by companies or organizations to be used for services that don’t have any connection to the Shetland area.
Previously, the area used 0806 as their area code. This changed in April 1995 during the phONEday event, where it was changed to the 01806 area code to accommodate the growing population and supplement the shrinking supply of phone numbers in Shetland.
Out Skerriesincl. Bruray
Scalloway Islandsincl. East Burra
Cost of calling 01806 numbers
Typically, calls to the 01806 area code are very affordable and are some of the cheapest apart from freephone numbers. During peak times when calling from a landing, expect to pay between 10p to 12p per minute. In the evening or on the weekend, it will cost you between 5p and 10p per minute. If you are calling from a mobile phone, these costs increase to 30p to 50p per minute.