Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
John Cathcart Wason, MP for Orkney and Shetland dies.
- By-Election: Malcolm Smith, (Liberal), elected unopposed following the death of John Cathcart Wason.
By-election of the Lerwick Town Council.
UK census took place.
The Enterprise (PD368), a steel hulled steam fishing trawler of Peterhead, Scotland went aground on rocks, before slipping off again and sinking, at the Laward at the entrance to Grutness Voe, Dunrossness.
Author John J. Graham was born.
The Mary Smethurst, a schooner of Wick, Scotland drove from anchor and wrecked on Skeo Taing, Baltasound. Unst.