Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Lerwick Primary School built.
- A new Union Bank building was finished, the old one bunt down in May 1903
- The Daisy LT172, a wooden hulled steam fishing trawler or drifter, of Lowestoft, England developed a leak and sank at either approx 12 SE of Fair Isle, or somewhere between Sumburgh Head and Fair Isle, on either May 18th or June 28th (the records are in dispute on both points).
- The vessel Hope (1906) was "run down" at an unspecified location in Bressay Sound. No further details are known.
- Death of County Councillor, Z. M. Hamilton
- 12th January to 8th February 1906
General Election, won by Cathcart Wason (Liberal)
The Dione, an iron or steel hulled brigantine or schooner, of Sweden, laden with a cargo of timber from Elsinore/Helsingør, Denmark for "Tanajona"??, wrecked at the Voe of Dale, Walls. Of the seven crew only two survived, four perished during the wreck, and one of the three originally rescued, did not survive the aftermath.
A smack, name not known, from North Roe to Lerwick laden with a cargo of sand, wrecked or foundered on or near Bigga, Yell Sound.
A severe gale, the worst July gale since 1881, caused damage to the fishing fleet. 10 lives were lost
The Lerwick owned wooden fishing smack Olive Leaf wrecked near Ulsta, Yell, and the Fife, Scotland owned wooden fishing lugger Puritan wrecked on the Green Holm, north of Bressay.
Telegraph link established between Shetland and Faroe.
- Scalloway waterworks opened.
The Columbine, believed to have been a smack, wooden hulled, and lying off Albert Wharf, Lerwick Harbour laden with a cargo of stone, was rammed by the S.S. St. Giles of Aberdeen, Scotland and quickly sank.
Herring industry hold a meeting to protest against the whale fishing in Shetland which is assumed to be cause of poor herring landings.
Catherine Spence, author and teacher dies in Yell
The wooden hulled smack Star Of The North, while in service as a packet boat between Fair Isle and the Shetland Mainland, struck the Flooer Stack, South Haven, Fair Isle and sank within minutes.
- The Watchful, and iron hulled vessel in the process of loading fish at the pier in the South Mouth, Out Skerries, drove ashore during a SSW gale on an unrecorded date before the middle of the month.
Election of the Lerwick Town Council.
The Nordwind or North Wind, a steel hulled barque laden with a cargo of dressed timber and bagged cement, of Hamburg, Germany, from Gothenburg, Sweden for Melbourne, Australia struck rocks and broke up on Out Skerries. Seventeen of the crew were saved, but the Captain, carpenter and boy were lost. Much of her cargo of timber was salvaged by the locals and used for construction.