Specialists were called in to Orkney’s historic cathedral on the eve of one of the island’s biggest festivals.
Two anti-aircraft guns are to embark on a journey just shy of 400 miles to their new location in Dumfries.
Top human rights lawyer takes on case of former Black Watch sniper convicted of killing Bangladeshi waiter in Orkney restaurant
A top human rights lawyer has taken on the case of former Black Watch sniper Michael Ross – convicted a decade ago of killing a Bangladeshi waiter in Orkney.
A group of children whose lives have been affected by cancer have been taken on a mini-adventure to Orkney.
A community archaeology team hopes that it has uncovered a previously unknown prehistoric settlement near Thurso.
A white-tailed eagle chick has successfully hatched in Orkney – for the first time in 140 years.
An Orkney-based runner is going to attempt what has been dubbed the “Mount Everest ultra-marathon”.
An Orkney couple are supporting the campaign to bring a new charity air ambulance to the north-east, saying it could save lives by ensuring casualties on the islands receive more timely treatment.
An eight year-old boy from Caithness has become the youngest climber ever to reach the peak of the Old Man of Hoy sea stack.
The tax office has been accused of ‘Mafia tactics’ by Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael.
Police are training dozens of officers on Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles to use Tasers as part of a major expansion programme.
A walrus who has delighted nature lovers by touring the north coast appears to be returning home to the arctic.
When Catriona Macgregor brought her tour group to Orkney from America, it was to mainly to see puffins.
The plans used to regenerate the Orkney fishing town of Stromness have scooped a prestigious national award.
Hopes have been raised that the northern isles could soon secure improved ferry services after it was confirmed that the routes will be put out to tender again.
Visits to the Scottish islands are up 22% according to the latest figures posted by the Island Visitor Survey, with scenery and landscape being listed as the predominant factor in luring visitors towards the Scottish isles.
Health bosses were last night urged to focus on how to deal with an ageing population after figures revealed Orkney has the highest death rate in Scotland.
Island airport chiefs should be sacked unless they agree to hold a thorough consultation on controversial car park charges, it was claimed yesterday.
A 30-year-old Orkney man who beat his girlfriend unconscious with his fists and a bottle until it broke was jailed for 18 months yesterday.
A new £1.2 million fire training facility at Kirkwall Airport was officially unveiled yesterday.
An organisation in Orkney has been awarded thousands of pounds to help rebuild a drystone wall used to protect a rare breed of sheep on the island.
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.