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Lerwick

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60°09N 1°09W, pop (2000e) 8100. Capital of Shetland, N Scotland, UK; on E Mainland, by Bressay Sound; airfield; ferry terminus from Scottish mainland; fishing, oil supply services, woollens; museum; Fort Charlotte (1665), Clickhimin Broch (Iron Age); Up-Helly-Aa festival (Jan).

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