Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- George Waterston purchased Fair Isle and in 1948 he co-founded the Fair Isle Lodge and Bird Observatory.
- Poet Jim Moncrieff was born.
- Author, sculptor and teacher John Cumming was born
- The first qualifiied radiographer was appointed at the Old Gilbert Bain Hospital; hitherto the work had been done by a local clergyman and the ambulance driver.
Author and designer of the Shetland Flag, Roy Grønneberg was born.
Great snow started. All roads blocked. Rural areas supplied by boats, including essential supplies delivered to the West side by Earl of Zetland. Estimated 50,000 sheep killed. The snow persisted until the end of March, and in a 12 day period, the Lerwick Lifeboat had 9 call-outs.
Snow drifts at Watch Hill, Eshaness were later measured by Z.C.C. staff at 14' deep.
m/v "Enterprise" launched at Scalloway.
First issue of The New Shetlander magazine published.
Hydro-Electric Board takes over Lerwick's Power Station from Lerwick Town Council.
The Muckle Roe Bridge was officially re-opened after being widened and strengthened.