The boss of the company working with airline Loganair to launch the world’s first electric-powered commercial air services in Orkney has said the project will cost around £10million to get off the ground.
Scottish regional airline Loganair could be heading for a global aviation first with the introduction of electric-powered planes on its island hopping passenger services in Orkney.
Kirkwall lifeboat went to the aid of a yacht which lost power east of Orkney in the early hours of this morning.
It was one of the biggest military tragedies in the whole of the Second World War.
Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has voiced concerns at the lack of urgency the Scottish Government has shown in introducing a Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) on Orkney ferry routes.
The extent to which the north and north-east’s hospitals are falling behind the rest of Scotland has been laid bare in a new report.
Orkney Islands Council bosses are probing serious claims of bullying and harassment which have been revealed in a staff survey.
A children’s charity has revealed multi-million-pound plans to build a brand new centre for children from all across the north-east, Highlands, Orkney and Shetland with serious disabilities and life-limiting conditions.
An island museum hopes to raise £30,000 for essential maintenance to keep alive the stories of the many men and women who have lived – and died – on the seas around the north of Scotland.
Two men have been charged in Orkney after police recovered heroin with an approximate street value of £2,800 from a vehicle.
They have raised funds, organised lotteries, arranged functions and reached out to the world during the last two years.
Rescuers who launched a search operation after detecting a maritime distress signal yesterday discovered that the alarm was not coming from a vessel in difficulties but from the back of a van on a ferry.
Crime in Aberdeen, Shetland and the Western Isles has plummeted by 12% in the last year – the biggest reductions in Scotland.
Police in Orkney have named the man who died following a fall at cliffs near Deerness.
Police have recovered a body which was found at the foot of cliffs on Orkney.
Aberdeen has come out tops in a list of the happiest and “most vibrant” places to live in Scotland.
Residents in remote communities in Scotland have been told they should work longer into their old age rather than relying on immigration to boost fragile populations.
Award-winning author Andy Stanton is to tour the north as part of the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Book Tour.
A major expedition is being planned next year to commemorate the exploits of one of Scotland’s greatest explorers,
It is good to hit the ground running in a new job - and Orkney’s new drugs detection dog did just that.
A walk-out of coastguard rescue volunteers in Shetland and Orkney could be on the horizon in protest of the anticipated return of a senior officer who had been suspended in 2015.
St Magnus Cathedral, one of Orkney’s best-known landmarks, is set to become the canvas for a short film as part of events to mark the Armistice of the Great War.
Up to 30 jobs on Orkney are to be created following a £3million salmon farm investment announced yesterday.
Since its poignant inception in 2015, Mikeysline has been helping people with thoughts of suicide.
Two Army cadets from Orkney have sailed almost 600 nautical miles around the coast of Britain, honouring the fallen heroes of the First World War in the process.
Convicted race hate killer Michael Ross has spoken for the first time about three failed escape attempts in the decade since he was jailed for life for the murder of a waiter in Orkney – claiming it proves his innocence rather than guilt.
A Moray motorcyclist has died following a crash in the Northern Isles.
A Moray motorcyclist has died following a crash on Orkney.
A north-east surfing champion completed a swim of the Pentland Firth in memory of his girlfriend and to raise funds for the maternity unit in Orkney where she worked.
The remains of a unidentified headless young woman, discovered in the search for the body of Jacobite Clan Chief Lord Lovat, have been laid to rest.
They say true friends stick by you through thick and thin - and it seems that applies to thick mud as well.
The ways in which the human brain processes Orcadian dialect is at the centre of a new study from a Scottish university.