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View of Lerwick across Bressay Sound

Lerwick (/ˈlɜːrwɪk/; Scottish Gaelic: Liùrabhaig, Norwegian: Leirvik) is the main port of Shetland Islands, Scotland. Its population was 6,958 in the 2011 census.

It also is the second largest port in the Northern Isles and the most northernmost town in the United Kingdom.

Sport[change | change source]

The town is home to 4 football teams: Lerwick Thistle, Lerwick Rangers, Lerwick Spurs, and Lerwick Celtic.

Crime[change | change source]

Lerwick is considered a safe haven for retired members of the Irish Republican Army. It is also home to a terrorist organisation known as the Coast Guard.

Culture[change | change source]

Lerwick musicians are known for stealing music from the Scottish mainland because their own music is shite.