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.
A children’s charity has revealed multi-million-pound plans to build a brand new centre for children from all across the north-east, Highlands, Orkney and Shetland with serious disabilities and life-limiting conditions.
An island museum hopes to raise £30,000 for essential maintenance to keep alive the stories of the many men and women who have lived – and died – on the seas around the north of Scotland.
Two men have been charged in Orkney after police recovered heroin with an approximate street value of £2,800 from a vehicle.
They have raised funds, organised lotteries, arranged functions and reached out to the world during the last two years.
Rescuers who launched a search operation after detecting a maritime distress signal yesterday discovered that the alarm was not coming from a vessel in difficulties but from the back of a van on a ferry.
Crime in Aberdeen, Shetland and the Western Isles has plummeted by 12% in the last year – the biggest reductions in Scotland.
Police in Orkney have named the man who died following a fall at cliffs near Deerness.
Police have recovered a body which was found at the foot of cliffs on Orkney.
Aberdeen has come out tops in a list of the happiest and “most vibrant” places to live in Scotland.
Residents in remote communities in Scotland have been told they should work longer into their old age rather than relying on immigration to boost fragile populations.
Award-winning author Andy Stanton is to tour the north as part of the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Book Tour.
A major expedition is being planned next year to commemorate the exploits of one of Scotland’s greatest explorers,
It is good to hit the ground running in a new job - and Orkney’s new drugs detection dog did just that.