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Lerwick

Lerwick shown within Scotland
Population 6830
OS grid reference HU474414
Council area Shetland
Lieutenancy area Shetland
Constituent country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE1
Dialling code 01595
Vehicle code
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
Scottish Parliament Shetland
UK Parliament Orkney and Shetland
European Parliament Scotland
List of places: UKScotland

Coordinates: 60°09′19″N 1°08′44″W / 60.155278, -1.145556 Image File history File links Size of this preview: 451 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1154 × 1535 pixel, file size: 661 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This article is about the country. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... For local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as Council Areas of Scotland which are all governed by unitary authorities designated as Councils which have the option under the Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997 (as chosen by Na h-Eileanan an Iar) of being known... For other uses, see Shetland (disambiguation). ... The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for the ceremonial lords-lieutenant, the monarchs representatives, in Scotland. ... For other uses, see Shetland (disambiguation). ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping, concerning these countries; thus the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has used the phrase in reference to the parts of former Yugoslavia... This article is about the country. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The ZE postcode area, also known as the Lerwick postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts covering the Shetland Islands in Scotland. ... +44 redirects here. ... British car number plates are vehicle registration plates (more commonly known as number plates) which have existed in the United Kingdom since 1904. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland, with the ones in the police area highlighted. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (previously Highland and Islands Fire Brigade) is the fire service for Northern Scotland, covering the council areas of Highland, Orkney, Shetland, and the Western Isles, and so covering a major part of the Highlands and Islands area. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based ambulances of the Scottish Ambulance Service The Scottish Ambulance Service serves all of Scotland and is a special health board funded directly by the health department of the Scottish Executive. ... For the national legislative body up to 1707, see Parliament of Scotland. ... Shetland is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament which was created in 1999, at the same time as the parliament. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Orkney and Shetland is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... Scotland constitutes a single constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of burghs in Scotland List of cities in the United Kingdom Lists of places within Scottish regions List of places in Orkney List of places in Shetland List of places in the Borders region of Scotland List of places in the Central region of Scotland List of places in... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Lerwick Harbour
Lerwick Harbour
View of Lerwick from Bressay

Lerwick is the only burgh and main port of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, found more than 100 miles (160 km) off the north coast of mainland Great Britain. Lerwick has a population (2001) of approximately 6,830 residents [1] and is by far the northernmost town in Scotland, as well as in the entirety of the United Kingdom. Lerwick is about 210 miles from Aberdeen and 230 miles from both Bergen in Norway and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Bressay ( From Old Norse meaning Broad Sound Island) is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of around 400 people. ... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... The Shetland Islands, also called Shetland (archaically spelled Zetland) formerly called Hjaltland, comprise one of 32 council areas of Scotland. ... This article is about the country. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Aberdeen (disambiguation). ... County District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2007) Gunnar Bakke (Frp) Official language form Neutral[1] Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... The peninsula Tinganes is seat of the Faroese Government in Tórshavn. ...


Lerwick lies on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. It was founded in the seventeenth century as a herring and white fish seaport, and still thrives as a fishing and ferry port. The harbour is also busy with vessels supporting the offshore oil industry. Mainland is the main island of Shetland, Scotland. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic... For other uses of the term Whitefish, see Whitefish. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - creator of the process of refining of kerosene from crude oil. ...


Ferries from Lerwick sail to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, Aberdeen, Fair Isle, Bergen in Norway, Seyðisfjörður in Iceland and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands, as well as to the Out Skerries and Bressay. Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, off the coast of northern mainland Scotland. ... The Orkney Islands, usually called simply Orkney, are one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. ... For other uses, see Aberdeen (disambiguation). ... West cliffs, looking southwest towards Malcolms Head. ... County District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2007) Gunnar Bakke (Frp) Official language form Neutral[1] Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... Image:Seyðisfjörður pos. ... The peninsula Tinganes is seat of the Faroese Government in Tórshavn. ... The Outer Skerries, often called the Out Skerries or just The Skerries (although this may lead to confusion with the Ve Skerries), are a island group in Shetland, Scotland. ... Bressay ( From Old Norse meaning Broad Sound Island) is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of around 400 people. ...


Lerwick is the focus of most events in Shetland, including the largest of the annual Up Helly-Aa fire festivals. Up Helly Aa is any of a variety of fire festivals held in Shetland annually towards the end of winter. ... The Wheel of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere. ...

Significant buildings in Lerwick include Fort Charlotte, Lerwick Town Hall, the Böd of Gremista and Clickimin Broch. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Fort Charlotte in Shetland, Scotland was built by Robert Mylne under the orders of Charles II at the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch Wars in 1665, and it held off a Dutch fleet in 1667 who thought it was far more heavily manned and gunned than it actually was. ... The Böd of Gremista, in Lerwick, built around 1790, was the birthplace of Arthur Anderson, co - founder of The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company , ( now P & O ). It is furnished in a basic Shetland style, with displays from the time and life of Mr. ... Clickimin broch is a big, seaside broch near Lerwick, Shetland. ...


Local independent radio station SIBC broadcasts daily from Lerwick. Shetland College, a constituent partner institution of the University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI) Millennium Institute, is also based in the town, offering degree-level education (amongst several other courses) to locals who unsurprisingly find it difficult to study further afield. The next closest university-level institution is the University of Aberdeen, a twelve hour boat journey away. SIBC (Shetland Islands Broadcasting Company) is the local independent radio station in Shetland, UK. It broadcasts music and local, national, and international news 24 hours per day on 96. ... UHI Millennium Institute (UHI) is a federation of 15 colleges and research institutions, in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland delivering higher education. ... The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495, in Aberdeen, Scotland. ...


Lerwick is a name with roots in Old Norse and its local descendant, Norn that was spoken in Shetland until the mid-19th century. The words Ler Wick mean Bay of Mud. The corresponding Norwegian name is Leirvik. Leir means Mud and vik means bay or inlet. Old Norse is the Germanic language spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until about 1300. ... Norn is an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken on the Shetland Islands and Orkney Islands, off the coast of Scotland. ... Leirvik is the centre of the municipality of Stord in Hordaland, Norway. ...


Lerwick has a friendship agreement with Måløy in Norway. MÃ¥løy is a town, and the administrative centre of the municipality of VÃ¥gsøy in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. ...

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Churches

There are several churches in Lerwick, including:

  • Adam Clarke Memorial Methodist Church (a congregation of the Methodist Church of Great Britain).
  • Assemblies of God.
  • Baptist Church, Clairmont Place. [1]
  • Congregational Church.
  • Emmanuel Christian Fellowship.
  • St. Columba's Church - one of three buildings of Lerwick and Bressay Parish Church (part of the Church of Scotland). [2]
  • St. Magnus Church, Greenfield Place (part of the Scottish Episcopal Church). [3]
  • St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church.

The Methodist Church of Great Britain or British Methodist Church is the largest Wesleyan / Methodist body in the United Kingdom, with congregations across Great Britain (although more limited in Scotland). ... Lerwick and Bressay Parish Church is the largest Church of Scotland congregation in the Shetland Islands, serving the Islands capital Lerwick and the surrounding area. ... The Church of Scotland (CofS; Scottish Gaelic: ), known informally by its pre-Union Scots name, The Kirk, is the national church of Scotland. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ...

See also

 
Scotland | Shetland Islands
National Flag of Shetland
Inhabited islands: Mainland | Bressay | Burra | Fair Isle | Fetlar | Foula | Muckle Roe | North Isles | Out Skerries | Papa Stour | Trondra | Unst | Vaila | Whalsay | Yell
Other islands: Mousa | Noss | Scalloway Islands | List of Shetland islands
Towns and villages: Lerwick | Aith | Baltasound | Brae | Grutness | Gutcher | Haroldswick | Scalloway | Symbister | Toft | Ulsta | Uyeasound | Vidlin |Walls
Extreme points: Hermaness | Sumburgh Head
Archaeological sites: Jarlshof, Mousa Broch

Leirvik is the centre of the municipality of Stord in Hordaland, Norway. ... County Hordaland District Sunnhordland Municipality NO-1221 Administrative centre Leirvik Mayor (2003) Magne Rommetveit (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 360 144 km² 137 km² 0. ... Faroese stamp FO 551 issued 13 February 2006 Leirvíkar kommuna on the map of the Faroer. ... Position of Eysturoy island Eysturoy (Danish: Østerø), meaning East island (pronounced [estroi], Danish [österö]) is the second-largest of the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, both in size (286. ... The old Norröna in Tórshavn Harbour, 1997 Smyril Line is a Faroese shipping company, linking the Faroe Islands with neighbouring countries. ... This article is about the country. ... The Shetland Islands, also called Shetland (archaically spelled Zetland) formerly called Hjaltland, comprise one of 32 council areas of Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Shetland. ... Mainland is the main island of Shetland, Scotland. ... Bressay ( From Old Norse meaning Broad Sound Island) is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of around 400 people. ... Burra shown within Shetland Islands Burra is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. ... West cliffs, looking southwest towards Malcolms Head. ... Buildings at Houbie on Fetlar, including the primary school. ... Foula (Fugløy fowl island) is Great Britain’s most remote permanently inhabited island, being one of the Shetland Islands, Scotland, and owned since the turn of the 20th century by the Holbourn family. ... Muckle Roe is an island in Shetland, Scotland. ... The North Isles are the northern islands of the Shetland Islands. ... The Outer Skerries, often called the Out Skerries or just The Skerries (although this may lead to confusion with the Ve Skerries), are a island group in Shetland, Scotland. ... Papa Stour shown within Shetland Islands Papa Stour is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of around thirty people, some of whom have immigrated since an appeal for residents in the 1970s. ... Trondra is an island in Shetland, Scotland. ... Unst shown within Shetland Islands The worlds most comfortable bus shelter? Unst is one of the North Isles of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. ... Vaila is an island in Shetland, Scotland, lying south of the Westland peninsula of the Shetland Mainland. ... Whalsay shown within Shetland Islands Whalsay (From Old Norse meaning Whale Island) is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of more than 1000 people. ... Yell shown within Shetland Islands Look up yell in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mousa is a small island in Shetland, uninhabited since the nineteenth century. ... Noss is a small island in Shetland, Scotland, uninhabited since 1939. ... The south end of East Burra The Scalloway Islands are in Shetland opposite Scalloway on south west of the Mainland [1]. They form a mini-archipelago and include: Burra (two islands linked by bridge to each other and Trondra) West Burra Kettla Ness, which is connected to West Burra by... The Shetland archipelago Up Helly Aa festival This is a list of Shetland islands in Scotland. ... Aith is a settlement on Shetland Mainland. ... Baltasound is the largest settlement on the island of Unst in Shetland. ... Look up brae in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Gutcher is a settlement on the northeast coast of Yell in the Shetland islands. ... Haroldswick or Harolds Wick, meaning Harolds Bay, is on Unst, Shetland Islands, and is one of the most northerly settlements in the British Isles. ... Scalloway is the largest settlement on Shetlands Atlantic coast and until 1708 was the capital of Shetland. ... , Symbister is the largest village on the island of Whalsay, Shetland. ... Toft is a ferry port approximately one mile north of Mossbank on Mainland, Shetland, Scotland. ... Ulsta is a village at the south-west corner of Yell, Shetland, Scotland. ... Uyeasound is a village on the island Unst, the northernmost island of the Shetland Islands. ... Vidlin, Shetland Vidlin is a small village located in the Shetland Islands. ... Walls is a settlement on the south side of West Mainland, Shetland Islands, at the head of Vaila Sound and sheltered even from southerly storms by the islands of Linga and Vaila. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sumburgh Head is located at the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland in northern Scotland. ... Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. ... Mousa Broch is the finest example of a Broch in Shetland, and one of the finest examples of an Iron Age round tower or broch in the world. ...

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References

  1. ^ "Shetland in Statistics",Shetland Islands Council, 30th Edition 2003

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Lerwick (1384 words)
Lerwick is the only burgh and main port of the Shetland Islands, found more than 160 km (100 miles) off the north coast of mainland Scotland.
Lerwick lies on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland.
Lerwick is a name with roots in Old Norse and its local descendant, Norn that was spoken in Shetland till the mid-19th century.
Lerwick - Wikipedia (133 words)
Lerwick auf Mainland ist der Hauptort auf den Shetland-Inseln, welche zu Schottland (Vereinigtes Königreich) gehören.
Lerwick hat 7.500 Einwohner, das sind ein Drittel der Bewohner der Inseln.
Der Hafen von Lerwick ist für die Region von großer Bedeutung.
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