A project to manage resident geese populations in Orkney is set to enter its final year, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has confirmed.
Britain's remotest island community could secure a guaranteed 24-hour power supply for the first time if a proposed new £2.65million electricity system gets the go-ahead.
A scallop diver who survived more than 11 hours drifting in the notorious Pentland Firth has thanked his rescuers - and said the key to his survival was "don't panic".
An orca expert has said recent killer whale visitors to Shetland are regulars in the summers.
A drink driver who drove while nearly five times the legal alcohol limit has been sentenced.
A man from Brae who was found in possession of cannabis worth nearly £1,000 has been placed under supervision for 12 months.
Two refugee families from Syria are expected to arrive in Orkney in the coming months.
The coxswain of Islay lifeboat and his volunteer crew have been recognised for helping save a sailor's life during a severe storm.
A young island man is being treated in a Thai hospital after suffering a potentially fatal brain aneurysm.
A Neolithic landmark in Orkney is to reopen with a new shuttle bus service.
Shetland Arts has defended its ID policy after a 34-year-old man unable to prove his age was refused entry to watch the 18-rated T2 Trainspotting film at the Mareel cinema.
A Lewis man got involved in a plan to sell drugs as a way to pay off debts, a court was told yesterday.
Funerals are being disrupted at a famous Orkney church by selfie-seeking tourists.
Residents of a remote Orkney island have been asked to check outbuildings for signs of a man last seen more than a week ago.
Two island search and rescue helicopter crews have carried out more than 900 missions in the past three years.
A 60-year-old man who died in a motorcycle accident in Shetland has been named.
An investigation has found the conduct of a late churchman alleged to have been involved in extra-marital affairs was "seriously inconsistent with that expected of a Christian minister".
An island council has paid tribute to a long serving roads worker who died after being hit by a lorry.
A man from Scalloway who assaulted two other pub-goers and behaved aggressively towards a bouncer on a night out in Lerwick has been fined £400.
The family of the 14-year-old schoolgirl from Barra who died in the Manchester terror attack hope her funeral can be held next week
A Shetland nurse has been suspended after allowing a patient to self-medicate when it was not clinically justified.
The A82 is due to reopen this morning, four days after a rock fall closed the busy trunk road.
A man has died after taking ill at the wheel in Stornoway.
Two roadblocks used in Scalloway during World War II have been recovered after being placed in the sea near to the East Voe junction over 70 years ago.
A project building towards the centenary commemorations of a maritime disaster off Lewis has received grant funding.
An Orkney man has criticised the Scottish Government after being forced to wait for years for a new kidney.
An "action hero" retired policeman who saved a young man from an Orkney harbour has been honoured with a prestigious award for bravery.
The Outer Hebrides are facing a new clearances caused by depopulation.
A Russian-born artist has been missing from his home on a small Orkney island for more than a week.
An unexpected mini-boom of work enjoyed by a Western Isles renewable energy yard has created a headache of finding enough trained workers and locating accommodation for them.
Archaeologists in Orkney are expecting a bumper tourist season as one of the island's most famous neolithic attractions opens for the summer.