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Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Lerwick Panorama

Shetland Islands

Lerwick is Shetland’s only town. It is named from the words ‘Leir’ and ‘Wick’ which mean muddy bay. You can find out more about visiting Lerwick and the Shetlands here.

Jarlshof is the Shetland’s most important prehistoric site with remains dating back thousands of years. It lies in the South of the island near the village of Sumburgh.

Photos by Mustang Joe via Flickr

Lerwick Harbour

This page is part of Coastal Knowledge, an online exhibition mapping some of the amazing places on the coast of Scotland.  It includes pictures, memories, artworks, stories and videos submitted by a variety of people including scientists, artists, coastal dwellers, tourists, and community organisations.  We want to share the beauty of the Scottish coast, but also its vital role in the day-to-day lives of people in Scotland- for example, its many industrial roles.

This exhibition is dynamic and ongoing- and we’d love for you to share contributions for it too!  To learn more and submit your own coastal knowledge, visit the main page of the exhibition.

coastal knowledge exhibition