Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- An unidentified vessel, thought possibly to have been registered in The Netherlands, is recorded as having wrecked on Runkie's Baa, Wick of Gruting, Fetlar circa. 1674.
- An unidentified vessel is recorded as having either wrecked or foundered on or near the the Brethren, to the north of Bressay Sound.
- Andrew Bruce (1), the third son of Robert Bruce of Sumburgh, the the first Laird Bruce of Braewick, died.
- The Battle of Ronas Voe took place in February. The Wapen van Rotterdam was trapped in Ronas Voe and seized by the English.