An Orcadian island is at the centre of a water bug alert.
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Plans for a £6.6million research and innovation campus in Stromness in Orkney have taken a major step forward.
The chief executive who “transformed” Orkney’s health board is leaving to take on a new challenge.
A new report has claimed that surging tourist numbers on Orkney have created “challenges” over preserving normal life on the islands.
An Orkney MSP has claimed urgent steps must be taken to deal with delays for orthopaedic treatment for patients from the isles.
An 85.98% exam pass rate of Western Isles pupils achieving National 5 in S4 was higher than the national figure of 79.5%.
A major upgrade of an Orkney harbour is poised to get under way after the project secured £1.7million in funding.
Nurses in the north and north-east could still be owed millions of pounds in backdated holiday pay, it has emerged.
Coastguard regulator rejects claims diver missing in water for 11 hours could have been found sooner
Claims a diver who was rescued after 11 hours at sea could have been found sooner if local advice had been followed have been rejected by the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Bishops from Scotland, England and Scandinavia congregated in Orkney at the weekend for an historic pilgrimage to mark the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus.
Work on a major £1 million renovation project in Orkney is due to begin in the spring - and these pictures show what it could look like.
Three archbishops and nine bishops will make an historic pilgrimage to Orkney to mark the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus.
A car has been discovered in the water at the foot of cliffs on Orkney.
Council bosses in the north and north east have raised just £3omillion from developers in the past five years, new figures show.
An islander celebrated picking up a masters degree in mechanical engineering from the Robert Gordon University yesterday - after overcoming more challenges than most to reach the finish line.
A German adventurer has balanced his way into the record books after his alternative take on reaching the summit of Orkney's Old Man of Hoy.
Transport bosses have revealed proposals for an Oyster Card-style pass to make travelling in the north easier.
The freedom of Orkney has been bestowed on an Arctic explorer 124 years after his death.
Two Orkney lifeboats and a helicopter carried out a large sea search after an emergency signal was received - only for the call to prove a false alarm.
An announcement from the Scottish Government on fairer fares for the Northern Isles ferry service could be made in a matter of weeks.
Archaeologists in Orkney are expecting a bumper tourist season as one of the island's most famous neolithic attractions opens for the summer.
Cutting edge technology has been used to allow access to one of Orkney's famous neolithic sites from anywhere in the world.
An island council has paid tribute to a long serving roads worker who died after being hit by a lorry.
A road worker has died after being hit by a lorry on Orkney.
The man who died after falling from a cliff at an Orkney beauty spot was a visitor to the islands.
A man was killed after falling into the sea from cliffs in Orkney yesterday.
Police have confirmed that a 39-year-old man died at Kirkwall Habour in Orkney at the weekend.
A funding boost announced yesterday aims to help young people in the islands find work.
A young disabled woman has revealed how she struggled to find any dentist to treat her in the whole of the Shetland Isles.
An Orcadian with a love of ancient history celebrated nine years of hard work yesterday after gaining a PHD in Archaeology from Aberdeen University.
An island health board has admitted destroying hundreds of mental health patient notes by mistake.
An investigation into how an air ambulance was sent 120 miles in the wrong direction after it was called to the aid of a sick baby has blamed an "individual staff error".