High winds lash many parts of the British Isles.
The Tory peer, the Earl of Caithness suggested that Shetland could remain under London's control if Scotland became independent.<ref>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-16698626</ref><ref>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9156220/SNP-admits-Shetland-and-Orkney-could-opt-out-of-independent-Scotland.html</ref><ref>http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/scotland-blog/2012/mar/19/islanders-threaten-salmond-independence-plans</ref><ref>http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2012/01/24/isles-should-be-allowed-to-remain-in-uk-if-they-reject-independence-tory-lord</ref> Various other commentators seize upon the notion, notably journalists, and Lib Dem politicians in Orkney and Shetland.
Jake Davis appears in London court, accused of being the hacker Topiary.
The Olympic Torch is taken through Shetland.
- Alistair Buchan, Chief Executive of the Shetland Islands Council completes his two-and-a-half year secondment.