Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
James Moodie, MP for Orkney and Shetland, dies.
John Bruce (1), second Laird Bruce of Symbister, died.
- Thomas Gifford, Laird of Busta convened a meeting of heritors at Lerwick to discuss establishing a parochial school in each parish. Although the measure was agreed upon, it would be many years before the plan came to fruition.