Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Author Peter Jamieson was born.
- Publication of J.J. Haldane Burgess's novel Tang
The Congested Districts Board, determining that the valuation of the crofters' holdings amounted to less than £1 per head of their population, and that industrial resources of the localities were insufficient to provide for the needs of its population, named the crofting parishes of Bressay, Delting, Dunrossness, Nesting, Northmavine, Sandsting, and Walls as Congested Districts under the act of 1897.
Author Annie Deyell was born.
The Marjory Stuart and unregistered wooden fishing smack, owned in Mid Yell was wrecked on Papil Ness, Yell.
- The Annie Bruce (PD239), a Peterhead, Scotland owned wooden hulled fishing lugger foundered and sank with the loss of all hands approx 3 miles SSW of Bressay Lighthouse either on this date, or on the same date in 1897 (the available records are in dispute).
- Two adventurous Dutch fishermen sail from Lerwick to Peterhead in a small open pleasure boat.
An unregistered wooden hulled fishing vessel, name not known, 17 Tons, owner W. Lumsden Jnr. Point Law, Aberdeen, Scotland, Captain Sleesor, two crew. While in passage, under tow, from Peterhead, Scotland to Uyea Sound foundered at a position approx 3 miles E of the Ramna Stacks.
Opening Ceremony for the Gulberwick Kirk
The barque Sjøkongen, (1030 tons), was wrecked in rain and thick fog at Fair Isle.