• Banking

    There are four banks in Lerwick town centre, which are generally open from Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. ATMs are situated outside all banks, at the Toll Clock Shopping Centre and the Tesco supermarket in Lerwick.

    If you are docking in Scalloway, there's an ATM located at Scalloway Meat Company and you can withdraw money from the post office, both of which are located on Main Street.

    Visitors to Baltasound, Unst, can do banking at the post office next to Skibhoul Stores or withdraw money from the ATM at The Final Checkout.

  • Medical Facilities

    Police Scotland: 101
    Emergency: 999
    Lerwick Health Centre: +44 (0)1595 693201
    Lerwick Dental Practice: +44 (0)1595 690265
    Dental Shetland Surgery: +44 (0)1595 695553
    Scalloway Health Centre: +44 (0)1595 880219
    Unst Health Centre: +44 (0)1957 711318
    North Isles Dental Clinic: +44 (0)1957 702031

  • Pharmacies

    There are three pharmacies in Lerwick. The most central is Boots on Commercial Street. You can find Freefield Pharmacy on Burgh Road and Laing’s Pharmacy on Kantersted Road, in the Sound area of town. Note that none of the pharmacies are currently open on Sundays.

    Scalloway also has a pharamacy located on Main Street, which is open Monday to Saturday.

    For more details on pharmacy, dentist and optician opening times visit the NHS Shetland website.

  • Post Office

    Lerwick Post Office is on Commercial Street and is open:

    • 9am-5pm Monday, Thursday, Friday
    • 9.30am-5pm Tuesday
    • 9am-12.30pm Saturday

    There’s also Freefield Post Office in the Toll Clock Shopping Centre, open 9am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday.


    Scalloway Post Office is open:

    • 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
    • 10am-1pm Saturday

    Baltasound Post Office is open:

    • 8.45am-5.15pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday (closed between 1pm-2pm for lunch)
    • 8.45am-4pm Wednesday (closed between 1pm-2pm for lunch)
    • 8.45am-1pm Thursday
    • 9am-1pm Saturday

    Fair Isle Post Office is open:

    • 9am-5pm Monday (closed between 12.30pm-2pm for lunch)
    • 9.30am-12.30pm Tuesday and Saturday
    • 9.30am-4.30pm Wednesday and Friday (closed between 12.30pm-2pm for lunch)
  • Currency Exchange

    The Post Offices in Lerwick, Baltasound and Scalloway offer MoneyGram services. Note: there is no Western Union branch in Shetland.

  • Churches

    Lerwick has a number of churches of different denominations, including a Catholic Church and an Episcopal Church. For directions, see the map provided in your cruise visitor Welcome Pack, or ask the team at Visit Scotland's Lerwick iCentre, situated at the Market Cross. For details of churches and services across the rest of Shetland, see the Shetland Community Directory.

  • Wi-Fi

    You can access free WiFi at the arts venue Mareel, the Shetland Museum and Archives and the Shetland Library. Most cafes also have free WiFi, providing you purchase something to eat or drink on the premises. If you’re out and about, you can also access free WiFi on the Esplanade, next to the Bressay Ferry Terminal. If you're travelling throughout Shetland you can pick up free WiFi near any of the Shetland Islands Council buildings or ferry terminals.

Fair Isle North Lighthouse
Fair Isle is one of the best places to watch seabirds at close range, especially Puffins which will walk right up to you if you sit quietly.

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