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.
A Scottish Government minister has said that he hopes a multi-million-pound growth deal with Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles can been struck as “quickly as possible”.
Initiatives aimed at encouraging people in the north and north-east to get on their bikes have been given £64,000 of Scottish Government funding.
A motion has been lodged in parliament celebrating plans to base a new charity air ambulance in Aberdeen.
Orkney teenager becomes a fourth generation lifesaver as she takes part in her first emergency call-out with the RNLI
For the past 140 years, Stella Kirkpatrick’s family have been risking and ultimately sacrificing their lives to save others from the dangerous waters around Orkney.
Fighting males, defensive females, amorous encounters, new arrivals and the inevitable tragedies.
New figures have revealed more than 436,000 library books, CDs and DVDs are currently overdue in Scotland.
A report into the cost of living on an island has found it is as expensive as getting by in central London.
Primary one pupils in Shetland have the second lowest dental decay incidence in Scotland.
A crackdown on drug dealing in Orkney has suffered a setback after the handler for a new sniffer dog being introduced on the islands got hurt.
A £6million scheme to eradicate stoats from Orkney to save the rest of its wildlife population has been approved.
Serious concern has been raised by islanders in Orkney over plans for a new power line more than a third higher than the existing lines on the isles.
A budget-cutting local authority boss doubled the amount of cash he claimed back from taxpayers for expenses in just three years.
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.