Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Lone Swedish voyager, Anna Cederblom, arrived in Lerwick from Bergen, Norway en route to Faroe, in her 14.5 foot decked, outboard motor propelled boat. Sadly she was lost on the return voyage. Pictures can be viewed here.
- The vessel Thistle went ashore at an unspecified location on Shetland during or before 1933. Believed to have been subsequently refloated, but her eventual fate is not recorded.
- Hugh MacDiarmid moves to Whalsay.
- The Dove (BF871), a steam fishing drifter of Portknockie, Buckie, Scotland was destroyed by fire in Dales Voe on either this date, or on the same date in 1934 (the availble records are in dispute).
- First aeroplane to land in Shetland, lands at Sumburgh Links, a de Havilland 'Moth' with four passengers.
- RNLI Lifeboat station at Aith established.
The first lifeboat was the K.T.J.S., a Watson class, 45' 6" single petrol engined non-self-righting boat, built in 1926 by A. Saunders of Cowes, at a cost of £8330.
This boat had previously been the lifeboat at Longhope, Orkney. The name was made up of the initial letters of the surnames of the donors of the building cost.
- Charles Lindbergh and his wife arrived Lerwick in a seaplane during their survey of the North Atlantic air route.
Britains largest flying-boat arrives in Lerwick. It was a "Short Sarafand S 1589", (120 ft, 30 tons), seaplane which arrived Lerwick Monday 18th September, 1933, at 4.30 p.m. and departed Thursday 21st September, 1933, at 10.30 p.m.
Election of the Lerwick Town Council. Charlotte Nicol becomes the first female councillor in Shetland's history.