Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The Shetland News website is relaunched after closing down in 1999
- Thomas Fraser's CD, You And My Old Guitar, released.
- Lerwick Bahá'í congregation celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, and there was an exhibition about the religion in the town hall. Sandy Cluness addressed their meeting.
New light was established on Rova Head Lighthouse.
Tavish Scott wins the Scottish Parliament Election in Shetland. See 2003 Election Results
Election of the Shetland Islands Council.
- 1st to 5th
The 23rd Shetland Folk Festival
The Neptune (LK171), a steel hulled motor fishing vessel, of Lerwick sprung a leak and foundered at a position approx 38 miles NNW of Muckle Flugga. All on board were saved.
Heavy rainfall caused landslides in an area from the south end of Cunningsburgh, to the north end of Levenwick. The road at Channerwick was blocked for most of the day. The pumphouse for the Sandwick water scheme was washed away, as was a flock of about 20 sheep.
- 20th - 21st
Ideal Homes exhibition in Clickimin Leisure Centre.
New Lerwick building of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated by David S. Baxter, Area Authority Seventy.
New light was established on Muckle Skerry Lighthouse.