Orkney by-election date announced

October 8, 2014

A by-election is being held next month to replace an Orkney councillor who stood down to concentrate on his business and spend more time with his family.


Fishing boat towed after engine failure

September 17, 2014

A lifeboat towed a fishing vessel to safety earlier this morning. The distress call was made at 7.20pm after the boat experienced engine failure 12 miles south-east of the Fair Isle. The 80-feet-long ship and its six passengers reached safety at 5.10am.  


Bus crash on Orkney

September 7, 2014

A bus carrying 12 elderly people left the road and went into a ditch on Orkney this evening.


Italian Chapel theft update

August 14, 2014

Police say they have received a huge response in reaction to the theft of three wooden panels from Orkney’s famous Italian Chapel.