Lerwick Port Authority

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There are a number of key events and activities that occur throughout the port's annual calendar:

Saturday 8th June, 2019

Lerwick Lifeboat Open Day

Held annually each year at Victoria Pier. A variety of food, fun and entertainment for all the family to enjoy.  Visit their Facebook page for more details. 

Thursday 27th June, 2019 - Saturday 29th June, 2019

Bergen-Shetland Race

Yachts will leave Bergen on Wednesday 26 June, arriving in Lerwick from Thursday. Race yachts will return on Saturday 29 June and cruising yachts have an option to leave Lerwick on Sunday 30 June.



Monday 5th August, 2019 - Sunday 11th August, 2019

Shetland Boat Week

This family friendly event, inspired by Shetland’s rich maritime heritage, is a full week long maritime experience taking place in August, with extended dates for the outdoor boat display on Hay’s Dock. The event encourages and promotes a passion for traditional Shetland boats, and a growing participation in keeping the sailing, boat building and other historic skills alive. 

In addition to the usual sailing and rowing experiences, there are plans to increase the shoreside activities and range of lectures and exhibitions, as well as the ‘on-the-water’ opportunities. Many events are drop-in and free to attend, but please note that some do require booking. Further details to follow. 

Sunday 11th August, 2019

Charity Motorcycle Parade 

The parade will start at 3pm at Victoria Pier and it will follow the north to south Lerwick loop.