How to Call Scotland from the US

Don’t get loch’d into a plan or calling card you don’t really trust.

There are some great alternatives from Vonage to help you stay sane and financially stable when you’re calling Scotland from the USA. We’ll take a look at that in a moment, but right now you may be more interested in our simple-to-follow “How to Call Scotland” guide below.

To call Scotland from the US, just follow these dialing instructions:

  • First dial 011, the US exit code.
  • Next dial 44, the Scotland/UK country code.
  • Then dial the 2–5 digit area code plus the local number for a total of 10 digits.

And don’t forget that when you call Scotland you should leave off the trunk code, which is only used for calling from inside the country. The trunk code is the zero that will often be listed preceding the main phone number.

EX: 011 + 44 + XX + XXXX + XXXX

Need more help with how to call Scotland?

Here is a list of some Scottish area codes and city calling codes:

Glasgow 141
Edinburgh 131
Aberdeen 1224
Dundee 1382
Stirling 1786
Perth 1738
Inverness 1463
Paisley 141

Now that you’ve mastered how to call Scotland, maybe we should talk about the best way to do so.

Don’t “kilt” yourself looking for cheap calls to Scotland anymore!

There’s a way to save money while also enjoying high- call quality and leaving behind the fear of going over your minutes: Vonage World®. It’s unlimited¹ calling to Scotland from the US at its best. You won’t be hassled with frustrating restrictions or overly complicated technology. All you need to do is sign up for the plan and we’ll send you the Vonage Box™², a small VoIP adapter that allows your existing home phone to work over your high-speed Internet connection. Don’t worry though. We know that sometimes when you see a company say the phrase “we’ll send you” your head starts aching. That’s because it’s not unheard of for a large corporation to bury hidden fees in the fine print. Not Vonage. The low monthly rate is all you pay and the Vonage Box will connect you to all landlines in Scotland for nothing extra. For calling mobiles, you’ll have to pay a small per-minute rate, but it’s another low-cost answer to the question of how to call Scotland from the US. Plus there is no upfront or down-the-road fee for getting or using the Vonage Box. It’s free, plain and simple. No delivery cost and no activation cost.

It gets better.

One of the perks of being a Vonage customer is that anyone with a Vonage Box can call anyone else with a Vonage box anywhere in the world for FREE. So, as you can see, we can definitely help you with how to call Scotland from the USA, but we can also help with calls from Scotland to the US! Sign up a loved one for Vonage World, send them their Vonage Box and you can talk to them all you want as long as you want². Since it’s Vonage-to-Vonage, the calls will all be free.

Vonage World lets you make unlimited¹ calls to landlines and low-coast calls to mobiles in Scotland from anywhere you choose with Vonage Extensions®. Extensions offer the flexibility to enjoy the same calling to Scotland you enjoy on your home line from an additional phone, even your US mobile. And, with Vonage World, your first Extension is free of charge.

Are there any international calling apps?

The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Our new calling Scotland from America app is Vonage Mobile®. Use it on an Android™ or an iPhone® for talking AND texting. Click on the link to find out more, then get calling for free!

¹Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

²You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.