Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Music Promotion group Energizer Promotions formed.
- A team from the Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society (Bacas), discovered by chance the Foula Egg-shaped Circle.
David S. Baxter, a former Mormon missionary, involved with Lerwick Branch, becomes a General Authority, one of the highest positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Head of Mula Lighthouse, Unst, was first lit.
Sakchai Makao's home raided. 23 year old Thai national Makao from Lerwick was detained by at least 5 police officers and immigration officials operating directly from the Scottish mainland and detained under the UK Immigration Act, apparently as part of a recent Home Office initiative to deport ‘foreign nationals’ living in the UK who have a criminal record.
Andrew Halcrow sets sail in the Elsi Arrub on a single handed, non stop voyage, round the world.
- Shetland's hottest month on record.
Official Launch of Shetlopedia
Sakchai Makao's appeal upheld.
- Train to Wales formed.
- Hottest September since records began in 1930
New runway extension at Sumburgh Airport opened. The extension to both ends of runway 09/27 increases its length to 1100m, allowing larger aircraft to use the airport, and allowing existing aircraft to carry a higher passenger load in adverse conditions.
There were 273 entrants of all ages for the Mind Your Head fun run around Spiggie Loch.
Severe northeasterly storm force winds caused some damage throughout Shetland.
A full emergency was declared at Sumburgh Airport when the Coastguard recue helicopter G-BDOC, "Oscar Charlie", while on a medivac mission, reported an engine fire warning.
Oscar Charlie returned to Sumburgh Airport, landed safely and the rescue services were stood down. Standby helicopter "Lima Charlie" took over the medivac mission.
Atlantic Ferries took over the operation of the Foula Ferry service, using the New Advance on a lease contract.
Little Green Machine release their first CD.
- The North Star, & Mooney's Wake, sold by J. W. Gray & Co. to Hjaltland Housing Association, to be developed as flats.
The end of year fishery talks in Brussels dealt another blow to the fishing industry by reducing the days at sea by 7%
- Andrew Halcrow is taken off the Elsi Arrub 300 miles from Australia, by a nearby vessel after suffering severe stomach pain. The Elsi Arrub was taken in tow but the tow broke and she was left to drift.