Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Fiddlers Bid formed.
- The population of Shetland was 22,522, a drop of 244, since 1981.
- Sumburgh Head Lighthouse fully automated.
UK census took place.
The Argonaut, a lobster fishing vessel sank approx 3 miles NNE of Papa Stour.
Northmavine by-election for the Shetland Islands Council.
The Lizanne (LK80), a motor fishing vessel, of Whalsay, sank as a result of her fishing gear becoming caught, at 60.36N, 00.45W, approx 1 mile E of Fetlar.
The Sea Mist, a fishing vessel, registered in Britain, wrecked or foundered at 60.12N, 01.08W, approximately on or close to the tip of Kebister Ness, north of Lerwick.
The Freedom (LK367), a wooden hulled motor fishing vessel, of Lerwick, sank approx 0.5 miles E of Fetlar after going on fire.
The Alkaid RR (LK112), a motor trawler/shell-fishing vessel, of Vidlin, sprang a leak and sank at 60.33N, 00.45W, approx 1 mile SE of Fetlar.