A walk-out of coastguard rescue volunteers in Shetland and Orkney could be on the horizon in protest of the anticipated return of a senior officer who had been suspended in 2015.
St Magnus Cathedral, one of Orkney’s best-known landmarks, is set to become the canvas for a short film as part of events to mark the Armistice of the Great War.
Up to 30 jobs on Orkney are to be created following a £3million salmon farm investment announced yesterday.
Since its poignant inception in 2015, Mikeysline has been helping people with thoughts of suicide.
Two Army cadets from Orkney have sailed almost 600 nautical miles around the coast of Britain, honouring the fallen heroes of the First World War in the process.
Convicted race hate killer Michael Ross has spoken for the first time about three failed escape attempts in the decade since he was jailed for life for the murder of a waiter in Orkney – claiming it proves his innocence rather than guilt.
A Moray motorcyclist has died following a crash in the Northern Isles.
A Moray motorcyclist has died following a crash on Orkney.
A north-east surfing champion completed a swim of the Pentland Firth in memory of his girlfriend and to raise funds for the maternity unit in Orkney where she worked.
The remains of a unidentified headless young woman, discovered in the search for the body of Jacobite Clan Chief Lord Lovat, have been laid to rest.
They say true friends stick by you through thick and thin - and it seems that applies to thick mud as well.
The ways in which the human brain processes Orcadian dialect is at the centre of a new study from a Scottish university.
A row has erupted over the first proposal to dredge for kelp in Scottish waters amid fears it could decimate marine ecosystems.
A sheriff has ruled no one was at fault over the death of a popular tour guide who plunged from a cliff while trying to take a photograph of a puffin for holidaymakers.
It is one of Britain’s most remote locations, with a population of just 60.
A diver was taken to hospital in Orkney yesterday after suffering what is suspected to be the bends.
Shadow health secretary Miles Briggs visited Orkney to tour the site of the new Balfour Hospital situated in Kirkwall.
A pilot has been praised for his quick thinking when a council plane was forced to turn back to Fair Isle after suffering engine failure shortly after take-off.
The plummeting number of public toilets in Scotland could leave people unwilling to leave the house for fear of being “caught short”.
CalMac ferry breakdown triggers renewed calls for Emergency Towing Vessel to be stationed at Stornoway
The breakdown of a CalMac ferry in the Minch has triggered renewed calls for an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) to be stationed at Stornoway.
Three-month-old chicks have become the first white-tailed eagles to take flight over in Orkney in almost 150 years.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson is facing demands to outline how he will resolve a dispute that has delayed the introduction of cheaper fares on ferries to Orkney.
NHS Orkney has received a coveted award from the Ministry of Defence in support of the health board’s long support of the armed forces.
The contractor tasked with undertaking renovation works to Kirkwall Airport’s air traffic control tower has been announced as Bell Contracts and Co, based in Inverness.
The population of the north-east fell last year after more than 20,000 people moved away and far fewer arrived to make the region their home.
A specially-trained dog has been flown in from New Zealand to detect non-native stoats to help safeguard Orkney’s native wildlife.
The MV Priscilla cargo ship has arrived in Scapa Flow after it was refloated in a successful overnight salvage operation.
An “amazing contact” with Pictish times has been uncovered at an archaeological dig on the Orkney Islands.
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.