Todays Poster – Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Shetland is part of Scotland but the town’s name is rooted in Old Norse and a local dialect, Norn, which was spoken in Shetland until the mid-19th century. The name “Lerwick” means bay of clay. The Shetlands is noted as a major roosting location for puffins but also has a a number interesting archeological sightsContinue reading “Todays Poster – Lerwick, Shetland Islands”

Exploring Lerwick And The Shetland Islands

Located in the North Sea one hundred fifty miles north of Scotland is the Shetland Islands. The largest island is Shetland Mainland with three additional smaller islands named Yell, Unst and Fetlair. Lerwick, the major town in the archipelago, is located on the east coast of Shetland Mainland. Most of Lerwick’s buildings are made ofContinue reading “Exploring Lerwick And The Shetland Islands”

The Port of Lerwick in the Shetlands

Located in the North Sea one hundred fifty miles north of Scotland, Lerwick, the major town in the archipelago is the major Shetland port. Getting Ashore -Cruise ships will normally anchor out and use tenders to reach shore. The tenders will dock right in the center of this picturesque town with its narrow streets andContinue reading “The Port of Lerwick in the Shetlands”

The Shetland’s Lerwick, Where Time Stands Still

Located in the North Sea one hundred fifty miles north of Scotland is the Shetland Islands where modern opportunities and history meet. Most buildings in Lerwick, the major town in the archipelago, are made of local stone and have the appearance of being from a different era. Narrow alleys and streets don’t appear to haveContinue reading “The Shetland’s Lerwick, Where Time Stands Still”