Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
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- Parliament passed an act to encourage industry in the British fishery: Her Majesty Queen Anne "authorises and impowers all her good subjects of this Kingdom to take, buy, and cure herring and white-fish in all and sundry seas, channells, bays, firths, lochs, rivers, &c., of this Her Majesties ancient Kingdom and Islands thereto belonging, wheresoever herring or white-fish are or may be taken : And for their greater conveniency to have the free use of all ports, harbours, shears, fore-lands, and others for bringing in, pickeling, drying, unloading and loading the same, upon payment of the ordinary dues where harbours are built, that is, such as are paid for ships, boats, and other goods, and discharges all other exactions."
- John Gifford, second Laird Gifford of Busta died.
- A smack, registered in Scotland, but otherwise unidentified, foundered or wrecked on or near Shetland circa 1705. Yell being suggested as a possible location.