Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Ownership of Fair Isle passed from George Waterston to the National Trust for Scotland.
- Island of Noss designated as a National Nature Reserve.
- The Australian and British Parliaments pass acts transferring the Cocos Islands. It is the beginning of the end for Clunies-Ross rule.
- Death of Alexander Ormiston Curle
- Thomas Fraser marries Phyllis Inkster.
Election of the Lerwick Town Council.
By-election of the Lerwick Town Council.
- 26th May
General Election, Jo Grimond, liberal, wins with a majority of 7,993
- Shetland records the highest number of hours of sunshine for the UK.
Australian parliament passes Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 and UK passes Cocos Islands Act, 1955 transferring the Cocos Islands to Australia.