Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Shetland Golf Club founded.
- Population of Lerwick - 3930.
- Tower was added to St Magnus Church.
- The Crofters Common Grazings Regulations Act of 1891 placed the management of commons under legislated statutory regulations.
- The Speedwell, a wooden hulled fishing boat, of Whalsay, capsized or foundered at an unrecorded location "off" Whalsay, with the loss of all four crew.
Jounalist and publisher of The Shetland Advertiser, Charles D. Jamieson, died.
The Johannes Foss, a barque, in ballast, of and for Arendal, Norway, from Liverpool, England wrecked on the west coast of Scat Ness. All of the crew were saved.
Author and journalist Robert M. Greig born in Lerwick
Fishermen went on strike. The curers had proposed buying fish on a day to day price basis because paying fixed season prices for green fish forced some into bankruptcy in a poor market. When the fishermen objected, the curers offered a lower seasonal price on a limited weekly catch. The matter was finally resolved on August 1st with the fishermen keeping their price but accepting the catch limits, effectively reducing their income by about 12 1/2 percent.
The Walrus, a fishing ketch, of Voe, from Iceland, and for Grimsby, England wrecked on the south coast of Papa Stour. All of the crew were saved.
Hay Shennan, in his first appointment as Sheriff-substitute, commissioned at Lerwick
Election of the Lerwick Town Council.
An unregistered wooden hulled sailing vessel, name not known, 2 Tons, Captain Hughson, three crew, from West Sand Wick, Yell to fishing grounds, foundered off the Ness of West Sand Wick during WSW Force 8 wind conditions. One man was saved, two were lost.