Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The population of Shetland was 19,352
- Mousa Lighthouse, located on the Peerie Bard at the east end of Mousa was first lit.
- The number of cars in Shetland is recorded as 2078.
UK census took place.
- Seafield playing fields opened.
Election of the Lerwick Town Council.
Body of man, thought to have been from 1690's, found preserved in peat at Gunnister. Knitted garments on the body are earliest recorded in Shetland. Became known as Gunnister Man.
Journalist and author John Nicolson dies.
- 25th October 1951
General Election, Jo Grimond, Liberal wins with a majority of 6,391