An ambitious £3million plan to completely eradicate predatory non-native stoats in Orkney has moved a step closer after winning overwhelming public support.
Police have arrested a 19-year-old man following a break in at the Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall.
For a small group of islands, the Orkneys has a rich military and aviation history all of its own.
Businesses across the islands are being encouraged to make sure their properties are secure following recent crimes of dishonesty.
Orkney is to be considered to host the 2023 Island Games after securing the backing required from the Inter Island Games Association (IIGA) Executive Committee.
North councils are facing a demographic “ticking time bomb” that could accelerate cuts and make vital services unsustainable within a few years, according to a new report.
A young north-east woman who has been fighting cancer for the last eight years has organised a revved-up occasion for sick children and their families and the nurses and doctors who have helped in their treatment.
The Orkney Islands have topped the list of Britain's best rural place to live for the second year in a row.
A fatal accident inquiry is to be held into the death of a young tour guide who plunged from a cliff while showing holidaymakers a beauty spot on Orkney.
It has echoes of a David v Goliath battle.
Orkney Islands Council is to carry out an ambitious £30,000 public art project in Kirkwall to tell the story of the historic island town.
Staff and cadets of 1769 (Orkney) Detached Flight Air Training Corps will be celebrating the RAF's 100th anniversary with a number of events in Kirkwall.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to investigate a row over the introduction of controversial parking charges at island airports.
The Civil Aviation Authority has warned drone owners to fly responsibly after a pilot reported a remote craft coming too close to him over Orkney.
Police are appealing for information following the serious road traffic collision in Orkney last night.
A remote landscape in Orkney is to benefit from a grant of nearly £3million.
Calls will be made this week for a major review of existing laws to assess whether they negatively impact on the islands – including the creation of the national police force.
Campaigners battling to overturn the conviction of the man serving life for the notorious Orkney waiter murder have recruited human rights lawyers to fight the case.
Thousands of women on Orkney are being encouraged to attend a mobile breast screening service when it arrives on the islands.
A nature-lover who spotted a walrus off the Orkney coast - hundreds of miles from its native Arctic home - has revealed he could barely believe his eyes when he noticed what was swimming near him.
Police in Orkney are reminding people to be vigilant against bogus workmen and rogue traders.
History was made in Aberdeen yesterday with the consecration of Scotland’s first female bishop.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “delighted” to see almost £500,000 committed to ease pressure at tourist hot-spots on Skye and Orkney.
Popular beauty spots on Skye and Orkney will benefit from almost £500,000 of Scottish Government funding to prepare for the coming tourist season.
A father-of-three who died following a freak accident involving overhead power lines in Orkney was described as “one in a million” last night.
A man has died after an accident involving overhead power lines in Orkney.
Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has vowed to keep up the pressure on Scottish ministers to ensure they deliver a long-term solution to fund “lifeline” ferries in the northern isles.
Concerns about the temporary replacement vessel for Orkney’s lifeline ferry service across the Pentland Firth were raised with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday.
Police in Orkney are taking to social media posting safety poems with a Valentine's Day twist.
Police in Orkney have issued a warning after dealing with six incidents of drink driving in just over two weeks.
NHS Orkney is proposing that the name of the new hospital and healthcare facility currently under construction in Kirkwall and due to open in late summer 2019 will be the The Balfour.
Orkney tweed? Harris had no production monopoly in the islands as academics find history of weaving the distinctive cloth in Orkney
As far as island tweeds go, it was never going to be the first example to come to mind.