Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- c.1765 Bruce of Symbister pioneers new fish curing methods
- An unidentified vessel, laden with a cargo of timber and tallow wrecked at Sand Wick.
- James Cheyne of Tangwick seised heir of his father and became the third Laird Cheyne of Tangwick.
- The John and Margaret, a sail sloop, is recorded as having wrecked at an unspecified location on Uyea, Unst in either 1763 or 1765 (the available records are in dispute).
- An unidentfied vessel is recorded as having wrecked on "Torries Taing", Uyea, Unst. No location known as "Torries Taing" is known to exist on the isle, the nearest possibility is Tur Ness at the NE corner of the isle. N.B. This may be a duplicate entry for the above named John and Margaret, which offers an alternative explanation for "Torries Taing".
John Halyburton, MP of Orkney and Shetland, dies.
- The Sally, laden with a cargo of timber (deals) and "brands" (??), of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, went ashore at Blacksness, Scalloway.