LERWICK, a municipal and police burgh of Shetland, Scotland, the most northerly town in the British Isles.
Lerwick's main industries are connected with the fisheries, of which it is an important centre.
One mile west of Lerwick is Clickimin Loch, separated from the sea by a narrow strip of land.
Old Red Sandstone, red grits, sandstones and marls and conglomerate occur in a narrow belt on the east side of Mainland from Sumburgh Head to Rova Head, north of Lerwick; they also form the island of Bressay.
Hares, for a long period extinct, were reintroduced about 1830, rabbits are very numerous, and the northern limit of the hedgehog is drawn at Lerwick.