Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Shetland Flock Book Society formed, to ensure the purity of the Shetland breed of sheep.
Leonard Lyell, MP for Orkney and Shetland died.
The Lyd, a steamship laden with a cargo of coal, drove ashore at Out Skerries while discharging her cargo. All of the crew were saved.