Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The copper mine at Sandlodge was closed after a financial loss.
- Eshaness Lighthouse at Caldersgeo, was first lit.
- Margaret Stout Robertson, author of Sons and daughters of Shetland 1800-1900 (1991) is born
Photographer Bobby Tulloch was born.
The Ben Meidie, a steel hulled fishing trawler of North Shields, England went ashore on Linga, Walls.
Lunnasting Up Helly-Aa, Guizer Jarl, Magnus McWhirter
General Election, Robert William Hamilton (Liberal) wins. Majority: 2,852
Poet Rhoda Bulter was born