Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The last sail boat remaining in the local fishing fleet, the Gracie Brown was retired. Leaving only steam, paraffin etc engined vessels.
Elderly couple killed by fire in house at Cunningsburgh.
Special charter plane brings first ever airmail to Shetland. This was because there had been no steamer for 10 days due to severe weather.
The Fair Isle mailboat Good Shepherd K58 drove from anchor during a SE gale and was wrecked in the North Haven.
Radio communication with Foula established.
New St Clair (II) arrives in Lerwick for first time
Peter Ritch, aka the author Mackenzie Cash is born in Uyeasound
The Fisher (LK187), a Sandwick based motor fishing drifter, sank near the Fish Market in Lerwick Harbour after being involved in a collision with the English registered vessel Lord Keith.
The Aldebaran,an iron hulled steam fishing trawler, of Haugesund, Norway is recorded as having capsized or foundered at a position approx 54 miles NW of Unst.
- Radio link with Papa Stour established.
- "The Edge of the World", a film by Michael Powell is released. The film had been shot on Foula during the previous summer.
Lone Faroese voyager, 'Sofus Gjoveraa', arrived in Lerwick from Iceland and Faroe, en route to Norway. Pictures can be viewed here.
Election of the Lerwick Town Council.
Regular air mail flights three times per week, started by Allied Airways.
First day covers were issued to commemorate the event, See Picture