A pilot has been praised for his quick thinking when a council plane was forced to turn back to Fair Isle after suffering engine failure shortly after take-off.
The plummeting number of public toilets in Scotland could leave people unwilling to leave the house for fear of being “caught short”.
CalMac ferry breakdown triggers renewed calls for Emergency Towing Vessel to be stationed at Stornoway
The breakdown of a CalMac ferry in the Minch has triggered renewed calls for an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) to be stationed at Stornoway.
Three-month-old chicks have become the first white-tailed eagles to take flight over in Orkney in almost 150 years.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson is facing demands to outline how he will resolve a dispute that has delayed the introduction of cheaper fares on ferries to Orkney.
NHS Orkney has received a coveted award from the Ministry of Defence in support of the health board’s long support of the armed forces.
The contractor tasked with undertaking renovation works to Kirkwall Airport’s air traffic control tower has been announced as Bell Contracts and Co, based in Inverness.
The population of the north-east fell last year after more than 20,000 people moved away and far fewer arrived to make the region their home.
A specially-trained dog has been flown in from New Zealand to detect non-native stoats to help safeguard Orkney’s native wildlife.
The MV Priscilla cargo ship has arrived in Scapa Flow after it was refloated in a successful overnight salvage operation.
An “amazing contact” with Pictish times has been uncovered at an archaeological dig on the Orkney Islands.
The sniffer dog that is to be unleashed by crowdfunding locals to crack down on drugs dealers in Orkney has been revealed.
The UK Government has announced a £600 million support package for offshore wind power which could be “transformative” for remote island communities.
It is regularly named among the best places in Britain to live.
Police have launched an investigation to find out the exact circumstances that led to the death of James Mainland.
The family of an 88-year-old man reported missing in Orkney have been informed after a body was found.
NorthLink Ferries announced yesterday passenger numbers to the Northern Isles have soared by 10% since the firm took over the ferry service in July 2012.
Archaeologists have been left astonished after unearthing a 2,000 year old wooden bowl from an underground chamber at an Iron Age settlement in Orkney.
A young enterprise team from Kirkwall Grammar School has been crowned this year’s Scottish Company of the Year by Young Enterprise Scotland.
A coach company is to take over the transport of patients arriving from Orkney and Shetland to Aberdeen hospitals from the Red Cross.
Strike action at Aberdeen Airport must not disrupt medical flights taken by patients from the islands, a local MSP has warned.
Efforts to locate an 88-year-old missing man in Orkney continue, as police issue a new appeal asking residents to “remain vigilant”.
Orkney Islands Council is seeking to employ an experienced consultant to oversee the multi-million-pound redevelopment of the Scapa Flow Museum.
Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael claims he is unsure if “much good” will come from Donald Trump’s controversial visit to the UK because of the president’s seeming lack of engagement on issues.
A 57-year-old man was airlifted from a remote uninhabited Orcadian island today after suffering a suspected broken ankle in a fall.
VIDEO: Silver-tongued Orkney musician becomes a hit online after this incredible rendition of an old country song
An Orkney auctioneer has become an online sensation after a video of him singing an old country song went viral.
School pupils from the Northern Isles are briefing passengers and crew in newly vamped safety announcements on board three NorthLink ferries.
Three pupils from Shetland and two from Orkney have been caught with knives in schools since the start of last year.
Fears have been voiced by a north ferry operator that Scottish Government proposals designed to reduce fares could end up sinking business if it goes wrong.
Orkney will host the 2023 Island Games after all 24 member islands of the International Games Association voted unanimously to award them the event.
Searches are ongoing in Orkney for missing pensioner James Mainland.
Police are searching for James Mainland who is reported missing from his home in Orkney.