Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The first fort was built on the site where now the Fort Charlotte is situated.
- Cabbages were said to be introduced at this time by Cromwell's troops.
The Swan, a full rigged ship, or Schleswig (today Southern Jutland, Denmark & Germany), went ashore in the vicinity of the Pool of Virkie. The wreck was purchased by Robert Hunter of Lunna on June 10th.
Thomas Tucker writes of Lerwick
" Report speaks the place to bee frequented about May with some Dutch, who come to fish there, bring beere, strong waters and tobaccoes with them "
- The Dutch East Indiaman Zeepaard outbound to Batavia was lost west off Shetland.