Lerwick is Shetland’s Capital and only town with a population of about 7500. It has been growing slowly during the decades. Today Lerwick is a bustling, cosmopolitan seaport with services and amenities only usually found in much larger places on the British mainland.The extensive leisure and entertainment facilities provide warm hospitality to visitors.
The old waterfront is thronged with pleasure boats, visiting yachts, historic craft and working fishing boats. There’s a variety of lively bars and clubs, ranging from popular “theme” bars to more traditional hostelries.