Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Oil boom begins (in 1970's)
- The wreck of the El Gran Grifón was excavated by Colin Martin and Sydney Wignall
- Author E. O'H. Milne died.
General Election, Jo Grimond, Liberal, returned with a majority of 2,532
Lerwick Hotel, built at cost of over £150,000, opened by Sir James Mackay.