Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- George Heneage Lawrence Dundas elected as MP for Orkney & Shetland
He has previously represented the constituency from 1818 to 1820.
- David Henry Parry (1793-1826) scientific drawer and engraver died. Parry became famous for the drawings he made for Hibbert's various publications, among them The Drongs for Samuel Hibbert's Description of the Shetland Islands published 1822.
- The Jane, laden with a cargo of timber, for London, England went ashore at an unspecified location on Shetland during or before 1826. It is understood that she was subsequently refloated and repaired.
- The Caroline Frederick, a full rigged ship laden with a cargo of oak timber, of Danzig, Prussia (now Gdansk, Poland), wrecked at Dunrossness.
John Pinkerton (* February 13 (17) 1758), Scottish naturalist and antiquarian died in Paris. His Shetland map from 1816 (Remote British Isles: Jersey and Guernsey, Scilly Isles, Shetland Isles) and published in his New Modern Atlas (1826) is regarded as the first "modern" map of Shetland.