Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Scalloway electric lighting scheme inaugurated.
Leith trawler May Island wrecked at Lambaness, Unst, all crew lost.
- Filming begins on Foula for the movie, The Edge of the World.
Aberdeen Airways Dragon Rapide, G-ADDE landed at Sumburgh, heralding the commencement of the first scheduled flights to Shetland.
Highland Airways first flight lands at Sumburgh.
By-election of the Lerwick Town Council.
The Treasure, a fishing vessel, registered in Britain, sank at 60.10N, 1.08W, approx in Da Nort Mooth of Lerwick Harbour. There is some suggestion that the wreck may have been subsequently salvaged.
- Massive waves break glass and extinguish light of Fugla Ness Lighthouse, Hamnavoe, having survived unscathed for the previous 44 years.