|Battle of Lerwick|
|Part of Shetlands Conflict|
Scottish troops move into the suburbs of Lerwick
| Scottish Republic|
| Communist Rebels|
| Prime Minister Calum Creagach|
Commander Artur MacCuinn
Almirante Oilleóg Ó Flannail
| First Secretary Iain Ruadh|
Commander Lucrais Lathurna
Chairman Brión Mac Giolla
| Scottish Military
|| Communist Forces
|After the battle, communist rebels continued their fight in the far north portions of the Lerwick Isles, but it would only last six days before the remaining rebels finally chose to surrendered.|
Following the start of the Shetland Conflict, the city fo Lerwick was used as a stronghold by the Communist Rebels who declared the city the capital of the self-proclaimed Scottish People's Republic. Communist rebels established strong defenses around the city and used it as their stronghold and used artillery, mortor and makeshift tanks to protect the city while the rest of the insurgents battled the Scottish/Irish forces across the rest of the isle. By Mid-July of 2224, the communist rebels were on the run and began fleeing either up north to the far northern parts of the isle or to Lerwick to make their final stand against the Scottish Republic. After the southern parts of the Shetland Isles were secured and Lerwick was surrounded by Scottish/Irish forces, an amphibious and land invasion was planned out and on July 13th, the battle began.
Early Morning AssaultEdit
At 6:18 A.M on July 13th, Scottish artillery and armored divisions began to bomb communist positions in western Lerwick and began attacking defensive positions on the western portions of the city. Gun turrets and artillery positions were destroyed and many baracades and checkpoints were destroyed and left the western portions of the city open and exposed. Scottish troops later moved in and began charging forward while the rebel forces were still in disarray and were just trying to organize a counter-attack. Communist mortar round were used and makeshift tanks were also brought in and began attacking the Scottish troops in order to prevent them from advancing further. Scottish tanks were brought in and they were eventually confronted by communist tanks and makeshift APCs leading to a battle between the two armored divisions. The battle was initially a stalemate, but the Scottish eventually broke through and had ground troops enter into western Lerwick while they delt with the communist tanks and by the end of the day, the western subburbs were under siege.
On July 14th at 9:48 A.M., naval forces from the New Republic of Ireland had arrived to support the Scottish assault. The naval detachment of the NIRA consisted of three ships and forty gunboats and they blockaded the southeastern ports of Lerwick and began attacking communist positions on the city's port and even its square. The main rebel base was hit with Irish artillery rounds by NIRA cruisers causing the rebels to send out makeshift gunboats to deal with the naval assault team which left the rebels open to attack from the Scottish Republic army.