|Lerwick, an old fishing village in the Shetlands|
|lodberries in Lerwick|
|old Victoria Pier, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland|
|Lerwick, Shetland Islands|
Our next stop was Fort Charlotte built in the mid-17th Century at the highest point available. Permanent stone-built buildings began to be erected around the fort and along the shoreline. The principal concentration of buildings was in the "lanes" area, a steep hillside stretching from the shoreline to Hillhead. The walking tour went through all of these.
|the beautiful townhall in Lerwick, Shetland Islands|
|Clickimin Broch, constructed first century BC|
|up from Old Town|
Upon returning into the town of Lerwick, we looked for a pharmacy to buy some OTC drugs for the sore throat and cough Bill was developing. The accent in this part of part of Scotland is as unique as the accents in the different parts of Scotland we visited (the Highlands, Edinburgh, and Newcastle). So even this simple activity became an interesting adventure for Bill and me!