The capital of Shetland is Lerwick (ON Leir Vik - muddy bay) which developed here due to the excellent harbour formed by Bressay Sound with shelter from all directions and two entrances. Large numbers of Dutch Herring busses fished from here for hundreds of years, and in the late 18th and 19th centuries the town developed rapidly from a group of huts. It is clustered round the shores below the rocky Staneyhill.

Fort Charlotte 38230

Clickimin Centre 21248

Clickimin 6089

Clickimin 8473

Clickimmin Broch 6230

Fiddlers 24520

Fort Charlotte 23899

Lerwick 21831

lerwick 21944

Lerwick 24534

Lerwick 24535

Lerwick 28229

Lerwick 29581

Lerwick 31051

Lerwick 32927

Lerwick 32955

Town Hall 6901

Golf Course 21693

Town Hall 27659

Town Hall 3729