24 Commercial St, Lerwick, ZE1 0AB, United Kingdom
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HOW MANY MILES FROM LERWICK SHETLAND TO KILMARNOCK
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Re: Re: MILES
326 or 337 miles from Lerwick to Prestwick (the nearest airport to Kilmarnock), depending on whether you depart from Tingwall or Sumburgh airport. On the other hand, if you opt to fly to Glasgow, the distances will be 311 and 300 miles respectively.
Travel Tips for Lerwick
Up Helly Aa, the midwinter fire festival. The men of Lerwick spend all year building a viking ship, which they then carry through the streets in a spectacular torchlit procession, dressed as vikings, nuns, squirrels, beer cans, or whatever. The ship is then set alight. Afterwards everybody puts on their finery and there is dancing till dawn in the thirteen Halls of Lerwick. Dawn is a long time coming, in Lerwick, in January!
Wrap up warm
Prepare to wrap up very warm in winter. It's the winds, and the damp, that are the problem, not the reading on the thermometer, which doesn't usually drop much below freezing. The wind can be a killer though. This is a very exposed part of the North Atlantic. Sweaters in summer too. Things may have changed since 1993, but you should have no problem here. Lerwick has wall-to-wall chemists shops. Remember that Lerwick is on the same latitude as Anchorage, Alaska!
A wild, desolate and beautiful place about 100km north of Lerwick. In 1993 it became the most northerly place on the planet that I'd set foot, and so it remains.
Watch the thousands of seabirds, see the waves crashing on the spectacular cliffs, contemplate the wild ocean that is all that now stands between the United Kingdom and the Arctic. And brace yourself against those wild winds!
Two months after my visit, a horse called Esha Ness was running in the Grand National - great odds too, so thinking this was a good punt, I backed it. Esha Ness crossed the line first...
... alas, all was in vain. After a false start the horses got too far ahead to be recalled, the race was abandoned, and all bets were void.
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Address: 24 Commercial St, Lerwick, ZE1 0AB, United Kingdom