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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.
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 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)
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In a special plenary in which speakers described policy developments and innovative practice in each country of the UK, the limelight was stolen by two practice nurses from Lerwick, Shetland who had developed a new role and their own professional capacity in order to address a shortage of GPs.
The seven survivors were airlifted to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick, Shetland.
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The southern coast, which enjoyed 100 hours of sunshine, was exceptionally dry, with just 11mm in Torquay and 17mm in Weymouth and even the month's highest total of 134mm in Lerwick, Shetland, was 3pc below the local average.
FOR more details, contact the Orkney Tourist Board, 6 Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 4NX (tel: 01856 872856) or Shetland Islands Tourism, Market Cross, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0LU (tel: 01595 693434).