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.
A major piece of legislation granting further powers to island communities has been signed into law by the Queen.
Scottish Water will host a consultation next week aimed at solidifying the ambitions for the future of the Orkney and Shetland water services.
Hundreds of offshore workers are facing uncertainty after Chevron announced plans to sell the majority of its North Sea platforms.
A military-style bayonet has been found in a garden in Kirkwall.
Fresh delays to the introduction of cheaper fares to travel on ferries to Orkney have sparked a furious backlash on the islands.
Police have named a man missing from a ferry travelling between Aberdeen and Shetland as 58-year-old Charlie Gibson.
Specialists were called in to Orkney’s historic cathedral on the eve of one of the island’s biggest festivals.
Two anti-aircraft guns are to embark on a journey just shy of 400 miles to their new location in Dumfries.
Top human rights lawyer takes on case of former Black Watch sniper convicted of killing Bangladeshi waiter in Orkney restaurant
A top human rights lawyer has taken on the case of former Black Watch sniper Michael Ross – convicted a decade ago of killing a Bangladeshi waiter in Orkney.
A group of children whose lives have been affected by cancer have been taken on a mini-adventure to Orkney.
A community archaeology team hopes that it has uncovered a previously unknown prehistoric settlement near Thurso.