Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Brebner & Co of Aberdeen offered a new postal service between Lerwick and Aberdeen at £120 per year. Their offer was accepted by both the Post Office and a group of Lerwick merchants who equally shared the costs per year.
- The Resolution (1794), a revenue cutter, registered in the United Kingdom, wrecked on the Baa of North Lagga Sound, Out Skerries.
- The Belvidoch, from Copenhagen, Denmark went ashore at Garthsbanks in the Bay of Quendale.
- Nesting Kirk was built.
Thomas Dundas (2nd), MP of Orkney and Shetland, died of yellow fever in Guadelupe.
The Madgdalene, a sail sloop laden with a mixed cargo of meal and general goods, of Lerwick and for Lunna, wrecked on the Inner Voder, NE of the Moul of Eswick, South Nesting.
An unidentified or name not recorded fishing vessel, registered in Lunnasting, struck a rock near Bruse Holm between Lunnasting and Whalsay and capsized. All on board perished.
HMS Pylades, a 16 gun, 430 ton, Royal Navy sail brig commanded by Thomas Twisden, drove ashore and wrecked in the SW corner of Harold's Wick. All 125 crewmembers were saved.
- The Jane, a full rigged ship laden with a cargo of iron and tallow, and possibly hides and hemp, of Hull,England, from St Petersburg, Russia, for Liverpool, England, foundered generally to the north, and "in sight of" Muckle Flugga, Unst. Seventeen souls were saved, but two were lost.
Robert (3) Hunter of Lunna, the fifth Laird Hunter of Lunna House died.
Robert Bruce (2), who later became the sixth Laird Bruce of Symbister, married Ursilla Catherine, daughter of John Bruce of Sumburgh.
The Jeany and Peggy, a brigantine laden with a mixed cargo of tallow, flax and iron goods, of either Dundee or St Andrews Scotland, from St Petersburg, Russia and for Dundee, Scotland wrecked at Scat Ness, all of the crew were lost and the cargo was plundered.