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The Granite City, as Aberdeen is sometimes called is located in the north east of Scotland, and is Scotland's third most populous city. The city's two universities help to make the city a lively place to spend time. The city also plays an important role in the North Sea oil industry with the city's heliport being one of the busiest in the world.
Aberdeen has a long sandy beach located between the River Dee and the River Don. To the south of the River Dee there are steep rocky cliff faces with pebbly beaches and deep inlets. The area is good for rock climbing and a result of some of the granite outcrops having been quarried in the past.
The city's harbour started out as a fishing port and then moved on to steam trawlers and the oil industry. it is now a major port of departure for the Baltic and Scandinavia with major exports including fertiliser, granite, and chemicals.
The town and port of Lerwick is the capital of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The islands are roughly 160 km off the north coast of mainland Scotland, 340 km to the north of Aberdeen, 370 km to the west of Bergen in Norway and 370 km to the south east of Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands. Lerwick is a name with roots in Old Norse and its local descendant, Norn, which was spoken in Shetland until the mid-19th century. The name "Lerwick" means bay of clay. The corresponding Norwegian name is Leirvik, leir meaning clay and vik meaning "bay" or "inlet". Towns with similar names exist in south western Norway (Leirvik) and on the Faroe Islands (Leirvík).
Lerwick is a busy fishing and ferry port with the harbour also servicing vessels the support the offshore oil industry. Northlink Ferries operate a daily overnight ferry service between Lerwick and Aberdeen, regularly calling in to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. Also, the Shetland Islands Council operate a ferry service to Out Skerries and Bressay from a terminal in the centre of the town.