Group of Burra boats in Lerwick harbour
Liberty of Whalsay in the West Dock, Lerwick
Most of the boats shown here are all of the type described as 'dual-purpose' meaning that they spent most of the year seine netting for white fish, but changed over to drift net fishing for herring for about three months in summer. Replenish LK 97, of Burra, was the last Shetland boat to prosecute drift net fishing for herring.
Venture of Burra and Vestra of Unst
(now sunk). The boat on the other side of the pier is LK87 'Evening Star', and the smaller blue boat ahead of 'Adonis' is LK271 'Pilot Us'(shown being painted in the pic). 'Pilot Us' is now owned by Shetland Museum, has had a larger aluminium wheelhouse added, and has been painted a tasteful shade of black.
LK671 'Summer Rose' of Scalloway and Lerwick lifeboat; on the other side of the pier is the Dutch fishing patrol vessel SCH3