Lerwick is the capital and main port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland, located more than 100 miles (160 km) off the north coast of mainland Scotland on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. Lerwick, Shetland's only burgh, had a population of about 7,500 residents in 2010 and is the most northerly and most easterly town in Scotland. Lerwick became capital of Shetland Islands in 1708. When Lerwick became more prosperous through sea trade and the fishing industry during the 19th century, the town expanded to the west of Hillhead. Lerwick Town Hall was built during this period of expansion.

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Shetland Countryside

Rural Shetland homes

Lerwick dock

Lerwick downtown

Ferry to Mousa island

Sandwick village

Mousa shoreline

The welcome

Iron Age dwelling

2000 years old

Inside the broch

Stairway inside the walls

Inside details


Rescue helicopter

The marsh

Seals at the inlet

Long long walls

Seal chow time

Another broch

Center of Lerwick

Boot and bird

Stores and sails

Friendly... sort of

Lerwick grows many sheep

Town Hall 1882

Busy harbor

Narrow sidestreets
Downtown Center

Sunday in Lerwick