Beaches around Orkney’s famous Scapa Flow are polluted with plastic waste on industrialised levels similar to highly populated areas like the Clyde and Firth of Forth.
An influential group of MSPs has called on the Scottish Government to quickly "resolve" a dispute over funding for internal ferry services in the northern isles.
The father of an Orkney woman who was murdered in New Zealand 10 years ago is taking action to prevent her killer being granted parole.
The Orkney Islands Council-owned abattoir closed yesterday with immediate effect.
An Orkney man has been jailed for six months after setting off fireworks in a busy Kirkwall street.
Health chiefs in Orkney are investigating after an 80-year-old patient was discharged from hospital and put on a ferry in freezing conditions in his pyjamas and slippers.
A debate is to take place on calls to nationalise the lifeline Northlink ferry services to Orkney and Shetland – and include taking the inter-island ferry operations in to public ownership.
A row has broken out over the appointment of the north and north-east’s new anglican bishop.
Pursuing her two passions in life, music in Orkney and charity work in Africa, has resulted in Glenys Hughes being made an MBE.
Rita Jamieson, 95, has received the British Empire Medal for services to the Community in Orkney as part of the Queen’s New Years Honours.
After 50 years with airline Loganair, Orcadian Bryan Sutherland was left blown away at being made an MBE in the Honours.
Nearly 190 lives lost a century ago in a double naval tragedy that only saw one survivor will be remembered in Orkney next month.
A 27-year-old woman has died of a suspected drugs overdose in Orkney, while a man found in the same house as her was rushed to hospital.
Police are probing the discovery of a woman’s body at a house in Orkney – as a man from the same property was rushed to hospital.
Police in Orkney have urged residents to keep on guard after reports of scam telephone calls on the island.
Residents in Orkney have raised nearly £10,000 for their own drugs detection dog.
Politicians have renewed calls for an emergency tug to be reinstated off the West Coast after a cargo ship without power and drifting in rough Atlantic seas near rocks off Lewis was dramatically rescued in a 16-hour operation.
Loganair has announced new air services for Inverness, Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles next year – with links to England and Norway.
A determined Orkney father managed to save 14 children from a broken-down school bus while it was being lashed by waves during Storm Caroline.
A ferry was involved in a collision with another vessel while trying to dock in extreme weather conditions yesterday as Storm Caroline wreaked havoc across the north.
More than 30 youngsters on board a school bus in Orkney had a "lucky" escape when it broke down in Storm Caroline.
A defeat at Holyrood has left the Scottish Government with “no choice” but to help save lifeline ferries in the northern isles, it was claimed last night.
The Scottish Government will be challenged this week to safeguard the future of lifeline ferry services in the northern isles.
A fisheries officer who claims she was “tied to a chair” during a decade of harassment has taken the Scottish Government to court.
NHS Orkney has appointed a new interim chief executive.
Orkney Islands Council is looking to purchase a new £8 million tug boat - and a second vessel could also be built if there is enough interest.
A restoration artist who worked on the Sistine Chapel in Rome is coming to Orkney next month to keep one of the islands’ main tourist attractions in perfect condition.
Orkney is grasping its tourism destiny with both hands – setting an example to Skye and NC500 on how to cope with growing visitor numbers.
A 53-year-old diver has died while exploring a WWI wreck in Scapa Flow – the second diving tragedy in Orkney this month.
The Orkney Islands has retained its title as the best place in the UK to live for bringing up children.
Police in Orkney are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was injured in a collision with a parked car in Kirkwall.
Scottish tourism bosses have confirmed nearly two-thirds of their tourist information centres will close as part of a “radical” move, designed to meet the increasingly digital needs of visitors.