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A beach in Shetland has been cordoned following the discovery of a grenade close to a group of playing children.
Five Orkney businesses will fly the flag for the islands at Scotland's biggest travel trade event this week.
A serial offender who pleaded guilty to making 28 nuisance phone calls to the police has been remanded in custody after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.
They lost their daughter in a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan.
A woman who assaulted a woman she found in bed with her partner was fined £400 at Oban Sheriff Court yesterday.
A new political party hopes to oust the SNP from its Western Isles' stronghold at the June election.
Campaigners fear the Highland landscape could be blighted with dozens of new windfarms after a radical review of council planning policy.
Highland Council's radically revised planning strategy governing windfarms appears to open the way for potentially many more turbines.
The Post Office is to consult on relocating its branch on the Orkney island of Stronsay.
The Outer Hebrides has been named the happiest place to live in the UK.
An audit has revealed concerns about the financial sustainability of an island college.
A row has erupted in the Shetland branch of the Conservative Party after a candidate claimed he was put forward for selection without his consent.
Ambitious plans to grow the economy of a group of community-owned islands have been revealed - including a major new house-building project.
Police were ferried by lifeboat to a remote Scottish island - used as the setting for the children's books Katie Morag - after reports of a disturbance at a hotel.
Lucky island pupils are enjoying life on the ocean wave this week with lessons in a floating classroom.
There has been a softening in NHS Shetland's stance on its controversial travel policy, which might ultimately result in the health board ditching unpopular plans to make an overnight ferry trip the default option for patients.
An island museum is on the look-out for artefacts to borrow for an important centenary event.
A new report shows that cleanliness remains below standard at a Western Isles hospital despite a poor report four months earlier.
Postal voters in the Western Isles are being urged to return their ballots in good time.
A 3D scan of one of Orkney's historic Churchill Barriers will get underway next week.
A delicate area of grassland on an iconic island beach is to be protected from sheep as a community group takes steps to conserve the rare habitat.
A man from Lerwick whose "animalistic" behaviour saw him threaten his neighbours with a knife before assaulting three police officers has been sentenced to more than a year in jail.
A 31-year-old woman appeared from custody in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday on a petition alleging an abduction.
A message in a bottle dropped in the sea in Canada has washed up in the Western Isles.
Heartless thieves raided a collection box in an island church over the Easter weekend.
A crippled fishing vessel with seven people on board was rescued in a lengthy operation yesterday.
Campaigners on Skye have demanded urgent progress in the battle to re-open the island's airport amid growing frustration at costly delays.
The tiny Scottish isle of Eigg - the centre of a famous buyout by islanders 20 years ago - is celebrating cracking a population milestone after passing 100 residents.
An open air concert was held on an island mountain at the weekend - despite guests having to trek for two hours to enjoy the show.
Designs have been revealed for a memorial sculpture to mark the upcoming centenary of a major shipping disaster off the Western Isles.
Searches continued yesterday for a missing man from Papa Westray on Orkney.