Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Outer Skerry Lighthouse lit for first time.
- Park Hall was built.
- The last locally owned and unaltered sailing smack to persecute the fishery at Faroe, the William Martin owned by Nicolson & Co. was sold to Faroese owners. The Buttercup owned by Hay & Co. did remain, but converted in to a herring drifter, with the ability to cure her catch onboard.
Poet T.P.Ollason died.
The wooden hulled steam powered fishing vessel Consolation caught fire while moored near Holmsgarth in Lerwick Harbour, burned to the waterline and sank.
The wooden hulled lugger Jessies, carrying a cargo of shingle, broke from moorings in Bressay Sound and foundered at a position approx 0.25 miles W of the Loofa Baa.
- New Masonic Hall inaugurated.
The Pearl a Lerwick registered dandy fishing vessel, sank after being in collision with the Banff, Scotland registered fishing vessel Comet Star (BF16).
The Duke Of Portland a wooden hulled sailing smack, sank at Lerwick, after being in collision with both the Glasgow, Scotland registered sailing vessel St. Mungo and the Lowestoft, Suffolk, England registered sailing vessel Good Friend.