Remote UK post codes
We normally use Royal Mail Special Delivery (RMSD)
Delivery is by 1pm in most areas (see last column)
- RMSD surcharge £20 and for Saturdays, £32.
- RMSD deliveries must be signed for
- Please be sure to read the further notes below table
This list may not be 100% accurate. If in doubt, call us.
|delivery by||should arrive by|
|AB 30 and 33-38||RMSD||5.30|
|AB 31, 32 and 39||courier||5.00|
|BT (all Northern Ireland)||RMSD||1.00|
|DD 10 and 11||courier||5.00|
|DG 1 and 10||courier||5.00|
|FK 17 and 18||courier||5.00|
|GY 1 Herm||RMSD||*2 days call us|
|GY 9-10||RMSD||*2 days call us|
|HS (all Hebrides except HS2)||RMSD||5.30|
|HS 2||RMSD||*2 days call us|
|IM (Isle of Man)||RMSD||1.00|
|KW 16 - non Town and 17||RMSD||*3 days call us|
|KW 16 Stromness Town only||RMSD||5.30|
|PA 60-75||RMSD||*2 days call us|
|PA 76-77 and PA 80||RMSD||5.30|
|PA 78||RMSD||*2 days call us|
|PH 15-50 except 31 and 41-44||RMSD||5.30|
|PH 31 and 41-44||RMSD||*3 days call us|
|PO 30-41 (Isle of Wight)||RMSD||1.00|
|TR (Scilly Isles)||RMSD||*3 days call us|
Please recognise that our products are highly perishable and will - ideally - reach you within 24 hours of leaving us. Therefore, we regard as 'remote' any address our courier cannot reliably reach by 1pm the day after despatch. Although expensive, RMSD is quite reliable and reaches 99% of remote postcodes by 1pm.
Remotes fall into three categories.
- Delivery is by 1pm, but there is a surcharge because we use RMSD.
- Delivery is by 5.30pm. There is a surcharge except for a few addresses marked "courier" above.
- The transit time is 2 days or more. Call us - we'll talk you through the issues.
Royal Mail Special Delivery relies on aircraft which may be delayed by weather. In such cases, we will not be able to compensate you for late delivery (but normally "one day late" deliveries are fine to put in your freezer).
Orders sent by RMSD may be tracked here. Call us from 4.30pm on the day before delivery for the tracking code.
Our website does not recognise every remote postcode. It's pretty good at postcodes requiring a surcharge. But it does not recognise if your post code cannot be delivered by 1pm. If delivery by 1pm is important to you, please check its availability above or call us. AND CONSIDER setting an earlier delivery date.