Douglas Sinclair looking out over the Lerwick Lodberries

Sights from the tour

A cannon overlooking Bressay Sound

A cannon overlooking Bressay Sound

Lerwick harbour

Lerwick harbour

Simmer dim at Fort Charlotte

Simmer dim at Fort Charlotte

Dutch boys in Lerwick

The Dutch connnection trail

In the 17th century the Dutch fishing fleet gathered annually in Bressay Sound at Johnsmas, (24 June), to await the start of the herring season. They traded with locals and the town of Lerwick was born.

Tours leave from:

The Tourist Information Centre,
Market Cross,
Lerwick

on:

Thursdays,
2pm - 4pm,
May - September
(other times by arrangement)

costs:

Adult - £15
Child - £7