Lerwick is the largest town and capital of the Shetland Islands.
The main transport links to Lerwick, and Shetland as a whole are to and from the Scottish Mainland.
British Airways  provide the only scheduled passenger air service to the Scottish Mainland. This operates from Sumburgh Airport which is located 30 miles south of Lerwick. Flights operate to Aberdeen,Edinburgh,Glasgow, Kirkwall and Bergen (in the Summer).
Wideroe  provide a summer service to Norway.
There are a number of car hire firms. They all have offices in Lerwick and all can also arrange for vehicles to be collected either at the ferry terminal or airport.
A number of firms operate bus services in Shetland. The local council maintains timetable information 
A Number of the islands are connected to each other and the Shetland Mainland by small ferries operated by Shetland Islands Council. Information on these can again be found on their website . Most of these ferries are Roll-on Roll-Off type that can carry vehicles and passengers
There are many taxi firms in Lerwick and all taxis are licensed by the local council. There is a taxi rank located on Victoria Pier which is in the centre of town.
Lerwick is renound for having one of the best town centres in Scotland with a great variety of local shops.
Lerwick has a few pubs and bars. Some are pubs on their own and some are hotel bars that are open to and frequented by non residents:
Not the most salubrious of bars but generally always busy at the weekend. Boilersuits and work boots are perfectly acceptable dress!
This centrally located bar is popular with locals and visitors. There are two parts to it; the downstairs is the "public bar" which is very basic, Upstairs the "lounge" bar is much nicer and far more comfortable. Quite often has impromptu live traditional music.
Another bar that is really two bars in one. The public bar is again very basic. The Lounge bar half is far more cosy with dark wood tables and a fireplace.
A pirate theme bar right in the centre of Lerwick. Can be very busy at times
Irish Theme bar.
There are two bars here. The "public bar" is located downstairs and has a pool table and the "lounge bar" has a big dance floor. Visit their website - www.wheelbar.co.uk for pictures and information about this pub
One of the nightclubs in Lerwick.