Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
Hurricane force winds cause great damage. Roof blown off a house in Yell, Annsbrae Caravan Park, in Lerwick, flattened, boats destroyed and radar domes at Saxa Vord blown away. Among the boats that were destroyed was the "Faar Haaf", the sixareen replica built by Duncan Sandison on Unst.
General Election, Jim Wallace, Liberal, returned with a majority of 5,033.
The Inverness registered motor fishing vessel Taranis capsized and sank at a position generally to the NE of Shetland.