Union leaders have blasted plans to axe sleep-over provision of wardens at an Orkney sheltered housing scheme – to save around £40,000.
An island council has made a public apology after flattening hundreds of gravestones without warning in a bungling bid to comply with updated safety guidelines.
A team of specially-trained detection dogs – the first of their kind in the country – are to be tasked to sniff out stoats on Orkney.
Police in the Highlands and Islands have seized drugs worth more than £820,000 during a four week period over January and February.
Plans for a 60-bed care facility in Orkney have been unveiled as part of a multi-million pound development.
A leading landscape designer is helping a charity transform a garden for patients at a city hospital.
Salmon producers in the northern isles say they are confident 2019 could be the first year in the industry’s 40-year history that no seals will be shot in Shetland as multi-million pound investments into anti-predator nets begin to show positive results.
Two men have been sentenced to two years and 18 months in jail following the abduction and "violent" assault of two young people in Orkney.
They have become two of the most inspirational events on the north-east charity calendar.
Orkney Islands Council has issued the Scottish Government with the ultimatum that it must pay £6.8million for its inter-island ferry service - or they will stop running it.
Potentially life-saving equipment will be handed out to Scots at risk of contracting a disease on the hills, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
The invitation to tender for the next contract to run ferries to the Northern Isles has been issued to three bidders.
The search is on for another drugs sniffer dog crowdfunded by islanders on Orkney after the first one lost its sense of smell because it had waited too long to be set loose.
The handover of a brand new state-of-the-art hospital and healthcare facility in Orkney is due to take place in April
Hundreds of parents across the north and north-east are failing to pay their ex-partners the money they should to provide for their children.
In a centuries-old tradition, Kirkwall was transformed into a full-size sports field as residents came out in full force yesterday for the 2019 Kirkwall Ba'.
A man was rescued in the early hours of this morning after going overboard near the Crockness peninsula on Hoy in Orkney.
Coastguard search and rescue helicopter Rescue 900 was tasked earlier today to attend to an injured crewman aboard a fishing vessel northeast of Orkney.
Dozens of residents in Orkney are preparing to come together this Christmas day to celebrate the yuletide season as a "family".
A new principal has been appointed for Orkney College UHI with Professor Eddie Abbott-Halpin set to take up his post in early January.
A council is asking the Ministry of Defence to help pay for a £400,000-plus clean-up of contaminated land at an old naval base on an Orcadian island.
Emma Barton died in a collision in Orkney last week
A 22-year-old woman has died following a one-vehicle crash in Orkney last week. The incident happened at around 7.30am on Tuesday November 27, on the A965 at Rennibister. She was treated at Balfour Hospital in Orkney before being transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but died yesterday afternoon.
A man and a woman were taken to hospital following a vehicle crash in Orkney earlier today.
Police and ambulance crews are on site of a two-vehicle collision on A965.
The National Lottery has given Orkney Archaeological Society £10,000 to enable its members to study the graffiti scrawled on an island cathedral.
Islanders in Orkney have been given £260,000 to purchase more than 1,700 acres of peatland and pasture on their isle.
Fresh concerns about disabled access on a temporary replacement ferry to Orkney will be investigated by Nicola Sturgeon.
An island council is all set to purchase three uninhabited islands as a strategic development opportunity.
Police have confirmed that Casey Scott who was reported missing in Orkney has been traced safe and well. The 16-year-old had last been seen at 10.30pm yesterday evening in the Victoria Street area of Kirkwall. Officers thanked the public for assisting with their earlier appeal.
Police are appealing for information which could help trace teenager Casey Scott.
They were traditionally earned through activities such as sewing, first aid and putting up a tent.