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Fishing Port of the Year 2021

Lerwick Harbour is proud to have been nominated Fishing News "Port of the Year 2021". Read more on this story and our contribution to the fishing industry.

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Lerwick Harbour is the principal commercial port for Shetland and a key component in the islands’ economy.

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At the crossroads of the North Sea and North-east Atlantic, Lerwick Harbour is Britain’s 'Top' Port – the most northerly commercial harbour in the country. With two entrances, the sheltered, deep-water port is open to shipping in all weathers and operates around the clock, handling over 5,000 vessels.

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Take a tour of Lerwick Harbour

Watch our fly through of Lerwick Harbour from the south harbour approaches to Dales Voe.

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As part of Lerwick Port Authority's ongoing marketing strategy, periodic information bulletins are issued to convey information on the Port's capabilities and possible future development plans.

Constantly Evolving

140+ year's of experience
12.5 mMax. depth alongside
120,000 m2Laydown and open storage
4,754Metres of quays
60 t m2Heavy lift capability

Delivery of quality services in a professional, friendly manner, our actions make a difference.


Taking pride in our service and investing for the future to sustain the Authority for future generations.

Skilful and Dependable

We are adept, experienced and versatile.


Listening and recognising when action is required, we do the right things for the right reasons.

Safety and Environmental Awareness

Embedded into our way of working.