Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
New Secondary extension is opened at Scalloway Junior Secondary School and name is changed to Scalloway Junior High School.
Local musician Jack Sandison born (Little Green Machine, Stagger Rats)
Official naming ceremony for the Aith Lifeboat Snolda.
The Connaught, a motor fishing vessel, registered in Britain, caught fire and sank at a position approx 50 miles SE of Shetland.
Chinook helicopter crash north east of Sumburgh Airport 45 of the 47 souls on board were lost.
- Newsreel video following the crash