Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
General Election. Jo Grimond, Liberal, beats Basil Neven-Spence, Conservative, with a majority of 2,956
The Harmony (LK14), a motor fishing vessel, of and inbound for Lerwick from a fishing trip, drifted on to the coast of Bressay and wrecked, approx 1/4 mile from the Lighthouse as a result of suffering engine failure. All of the crew were saved.
Mrs Agnes Linklater, Bressay, died at the great age of 104 years and 24 days.
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The first Viking Congress held in Lerwick. Link to an account of the conference.
Electricity scheme for Shetland announced, estimated cost £248,000