Lerwick


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Lerwick

(lûr`wĭk, lĕr`ĭk), island town (1991 est. pop. 7,336), Shetland Islands, extreme N Scotland. Lerwick is the northernmost town in Great Britain. Located on the southeastern coast of Mainland island, it has fishing and hosiery industries. It is the central market town of the Shetlands, dealing in produce, knitwear, cattle, and sheep. It also has become an important service town for the North Sea oil industry, with the development of associated engineering works. Lerwick grew up around a Dutch trading post in the 17th cent. Oliver CromwellCromwell, Oliver
, 1599–1658, lord protector of England. Parliamentary General

The son of a gentry family, he entered Cambridge in 1616 but probably left the next year.
..... Click the link for more information.
 built a fort there, named Fort Charlotte under George III, that is now a coast guard station. A Norse festival to celebrate the new year is held annually at the end of January.

Lerwick

a town in Shetland, administrative centre of the island authority of Shetland, on the island of Mainland: the most northerly town in the British Isles; knitwear, oil refining. Pop.: 6830 (2001)
References in periodicals archive ?
n If you're in Lerwick, you'll probably end up in the Lounge bar - the legendary home of raucous folk sessions.
This 2m [pounds sterling] revamp and extension represents a significant investment in Lerwick by The Co-operative, which has been serving Shetland for 100 years, and reinforces our commitment to remaining at the heart of the community," said John McNeill, chief officer for The Co-operative Group in Scotland.
The helicopter was eventually able to airlift the man from the rocks and take him to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick.
Jill would welcome further information on Harry Siddons, who appears to be in the grand tradition of the nineteenth-century actor-manager, and any other touring companies that visited Lerwick.
The famous spectacle takes place in Lerwick on the last Tuesday of January each year and attracts visitors from around the world.
Instead, a special video link has been set up between Polmont and the council offices in Lerwick where the family can chat with Sam every six weeks.
None of the international crew of volunteers - including Ged Gedge, from Wirral - were injured and the vessel was diverted to Lerwick Harbour in the Shetland Islands while the situation was assessed.
Six poRts of call: Rosyth foR EdinbuRgh, LeRwick (Shetland), BeRgen, Skjolden, Flam and Odda ?
Price includes: Eight nights' accommodation on board MV Discovery, based on two people sharing a twin cabin, Entertainment whilst on board, Six ports of call; Rosyth for Edinburgh, Lerwick (Shetland), Bergen, Skjolden, Flam and Odda, Excellent service from an attentive crew, Traditional British and International full-board cuisine, Afternoon tea and late night snacks, A superb programme of stylish entertainment, Informative guest speakers, A wide range of on-board leisure facilities.
Those who were rescued have been taken to a hospital on Lerwick, the capital of the Shetland Islands.
Journey to the North Cape 23rd June - 11 nights Liverpool - Lerwick, Shetland - Bergen, Norway - Honningsvag, Norway - Tromso, Norway - Alesund, Norway - Liverpool Price includes: Cabin category of your choice for duration of cruise All meals & snacks on board All entertainment, sports & leisure facilities Spanish Sunshine From pounds 1149 26th July - 13 nights Liverpool ~ Gibraltar ~ Alicante, Spain ~ Barcelona, Spain ~ Motril, Spain ~ Huelva, Spain ~ Lisbon, Portugal ~ Liverpool Price includes: Cabin category of your choice for duration of cruise All meals & snacks on board All entertainment, sports & leisure facilities Black Prince Cruises 2009 From pounds 1089
The Hjaltland, which runs from Aberdeen to Lerwick, is a fine vessel, with my cabin accommodation rivalling that of a good hotel - and it has bars and restaurants that are top-notch.