Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Formation of Shetland Farm Dairies Ltd
- A further crash in oil prices with Brent Blend reaching a mere $13 a barrel. That put 1994 oil prices, on average, about the same in real terms as those before the first oil crisis in 1973.
Bonhoga Gallery opens at Weisdale Mill
C.J. (Clement) Williamson, photographer and author, died in Scalloway, aged 90.
North Atlantic Fisheries College officially opened.
Election of the Shetland Islands Council. Notably, this election saw Tavish Scott elected as a councillor. Scott would later go on to be an MSP and the leader of the Scottish Lib Dems.
Unst Boat Haven officially opened by Robert J. Anderson, of the SIC's department of Leisure and Recreation.
- 22nd or 24th
Burra Isle registered fishing boat Adonis (LK172) sinks approx 60 miles WNW of Foula after an engine room fire. The five crewmen are picked up from a liferaft.
Poet Rhoda Bulter dies.
The Nickellyn (FR62), a motor fishing vessel, of Fraserburgh, Scotland, sank at a position approx 55 miles SSE of Sumburgh Head.
The Seaward Quest (BF377), a steel hulled motor fishing trawler, of Banff, Scotland sank at a position approx 52 miles west of Papa Stour. All of the crew were saved.
Russian klondyker Pionersk wrecked on Ness of Trebister. Lerwick Lifeboat and Coastguard helicopter rescue all 155 crew.
The old Mull of Eswick Lighthouse was destroyed when a large part of the cliff collapsed into the sea.