Lerwick (/ˈlɜːrwɪk/; Norwegian and Norn: Leirvik) is the main town and port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. Shetland’s single-handedly burgh, Lerwick had a population of about 7,000 residents in 2010.
Centred 123 miles (200 km) off the north coast of the Scottish mainland and on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland, Lerwick lies 211 miles (340 km) north-by-northeast of Aberdeen; 222 miles (357 km) west of the similarly sheltered harbor of Bergen in Norway; and 228 miles (367 km) south east of Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.[n 1] It is both the most northerly and the most easterly town in Scotland. One of the UK’s coastal weather stations is situated there.