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- Mareel is set to be opened in the Summer.
Storm force winds experienced, gusting to 93mph in Lerwick, the highest windspeed recorded for February since records began in 1922.
Meteorological Office wave buoy 'K7', located west of Eshaness records wave heights of 15.9m (52'), officially classed as 'phenomenal' and a 'twenty year event'.
Only minor damage was reported.
Nesting and Girlsta Up Helly Aa
Uyeasound Up Helly Aa
Northmavine Up Helly Aa
Bressay Up Helly Aa
Cullivoe Up Helly Aa
Norwick Up Helly Aa
South Mainland Up Helly Aa
Delting Up Helly Aa
UK census took place.
The American Shetland Sheepdog Association held its National Specialty in St. Louis, Missouri, April 16th through 23rd. Special festivities on April 19th celebrated 2011 as the centennary of the American Kennel Club's recognition of the Shetland Sheepdog as a breed.
Scottish Parliament election and Alternative Vote referendum.
Tavish Scott resigns as Liberal Democrat leader after dismal results in the Scottish elections.
The Quiet Waters (LK209), a wooden hulled motor fishing trawler, of Burra, six crew, went ashore on Atla Holm, Burra, while returning to Scalloway Harbour from a fishing trip, and declared a Mayday at 2.34am BST. All of the crew were airlifted to safety onboard the Sumburgh Search & Rescue Helicopter by 4.00 am BST. The wreck slowly broke up at the scene, until local marine engineering firm Ocean Kinetics Ltd. were contracted to bring ashore what remained, and commenced work to do so on June 20th.
The Beryl (BF411), a wooden hulled motor fishing vessel, of Banff, Scotland, five crew, sprung a leak around 14.30 BST and sank at approx 16.15 BST at a position approx 25 miles N or NE (the available reports are in dispute) of Muckle Flugga, Unst. All of the crew were saved by the Buckie, Scotland' motor fishing vessel Onward, which later landed them at Lerwick.
Shetlopedia.com celebrated its fifth anniversary.
- 21st - 24th
Shetland hosted the Tall Ships' race for the second time. The previous successful event was in 1999. The race drew 80 ships to run a course from Waterford (Ireland) to Greenock (Scotland), Lerwick, Stavanger (Norway), and Halmstad (Sweden).
Yell teenager, Jake Davis arrested and accused of being the "hacktivist" Topiary.
Jake Davis was charged with five offences in a London court including unauthorised computer access and conspiracy to carry out a distributed denial of service attack on the Serious Organised Crime Agency's website.
- 10th - 16th
Shetland Wool Week. [Events]
- Effective at month's end "Native Shetland Wool" became the first UK non-food and drink product granted Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status under the European Union's Protected Food Name scheme.
Queen Elizabeth II appointed Robert Hunter as Lord-Lieutenant for Shetland to succeed Sir John Scott on 30 November 2011.
- Lerwick Branch (Mormon chapel) has an exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world. It is estimated that 2/3 of the visitors are non-Mormon.