Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
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- Morrison Dock is opened, providing improved berthing for fishing vessels and an enclosed area for net storage and repair.
- The population of Shetland was 22,766, an increase of 5,414 since 1971. This increase was almost entirely due to the coming of oil.
UK census took place.
The British wooden fishing vessel Day Dawn sank approx 0.7 miles NE of Helli Ness, Cunningsburgh.
Inauguration ceremony for Sullom Voe Oil Terminal, attended by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Minutes before the royal pair were due to formally open the terminal, a bomb exploded from high up in the terminal's main power station. No-one was injured in the blast but debris was spread over the congested area. The IRA claimed responsibility for the explosion.
- 15th, 16th, 17th
Bahá'í "Hand of the Cause" (i.e. major leader) Rúhíyyih Khánum visited the Shetland Islands, was received by the council leader, and interviewed on Radio Shetland. On the 17th, a day long meeting of Shetland Bahá'ís occurred.