We very much look forward to welcoming the Tall Ships back to Lerwick in July 2023 when thousands of people will join in with four days of celebrating, sharing culture and international friendship.

26-29 Jul 2023

Between 26th and 29th July 2023, dozens of Tall Ships will arrive in Lerwick Harbour, with the port becoming a hive of activity and entertainment for the visiting crews, tourists and locals alike.

The Tall Ships will begin their journey in Den Helder, Netherlands before making their way to their first UK port, Hartlepool. It will then race on to Fredrikstad, Norway.

The leg from Fredrikstad to Shetland will be part of the more leisurely 'Cruise in Company'. Instead of racing to Lerwick, the ships will have the chance to stop at guest harbours to enjoy local hospitality.

Many of the superb marinas around Shetland are preparing for that, providing an excellent chance to showcase the best of the islands, as well as other ports in Scotland. Keep checking the Tall Ships Lerwick website for the Cruise in Company schedule.