Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
The Annie Frances, a steel hulled motor fishing vessel, sank at 60.20N, 01.31W, approx less than 1 mile W of Vementry.
The Aquaris, a motor fishing vessel, registered in Britain, wrecked or foundered at 60.22N, 01.08W, approx in or close to Grunna Voe, in the western part of Vidlin Voe.
Second Scottish devolution referendum.
Reefer Green Lily wrecked on east coast of Bressay. Lerwick Lifeboat coxwain Hewitt Clark is awarded the RNLI's highest honour, the Gold medal, for his part in the rescue.
The Anzac, a wooden hulled motor fishing vessel registered in Lerwick sank near North Roe while under tow to shore, after splitting a plank and starting to take on water.
The Freeway, a motor fishing trawler, registered in Britain, foundered at 60.27N, 00.51W, approx 3 miles NW of Out Skerries.
Edward Thomason, politician and author dies
- Valhalla Brewery on Unst was opened.