Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Visit by Prince Charles and Princess Diana to Shetland.
- Clickimin Leisure Centre opened its doors.
- Launching of the Aith Lifeboat Snolda, which was officially named in July 1986.
- Lunna Holm Lighthouse was first lit.
The Clarion, a motor fishing vessel, registered in Britian, foundered at 60.08N, 00.20E, approx 45 miles E of Noss, Bressay.
Coastguard Rescue Helicopter Oscar Charlie arrives at Sumburgh Airport.
Rescue Oscar Charlie becomes operational.