A commemoration will take place marking two significant dates in the history of a warship which was sunk in Orkney during World War II with the loss of 833 lives.
The north of Scotland remains on alert following a day of flooding caused by heavy wind and rain.
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.
Water quality in Moray and the islands will be improved as part of a £3.5billion upgrade by Scottish Water.
An investigation has been launched after a patient at Orkney's Balfour Hospital died from a nose bleed.
Island patients are being stranded at Aberdeen Airport due to a shortage of ambulances, it was claimed yesterday.
The workings of NHS Orkney will go under the spotlight next week as part of the organisation's annual review.
Voters in Orkney have overwhelmingly rejected Scottish independence.
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.
The joy of flight is being celebrated in Orkney this weekend with a new festival to celebrate the islands' aviation history.
Army medics are to be sent to Orkney to offer life-saving support to the NHS.
An Orkney councillor has resigned his seat for personal reasons.
A bus carrying 12 elderly people left the road and went into a ditch on Orkney this evening.
Police are continuing to appeal for information about the theft of three wooden plaques from Orkney's beloved Italian Chapel are continuing.
Orkney MSP Liam McArthur is to consult with senior fire service officers over the shortage of firefighters on the islands, highlighted earlier this week.
A sniffer dog could be permanently based in Orkney by the end of the year.
More efforts must be made to recruit part-time firefighters on remote parts of Orkney, councillors said yesterday, despite hearing that the recruitment process has been speeded up.
A rare visitor has been found thousands of miles off course on Orkney.
An inspection by a health service watchdog of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is to be widened.
An emergency operation was launched tonight after two hill walkers became stranded on the Orkney island of Hoy.
The UK's most famous mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington, has successfully climbed the Old Man of Hoy - almost 50 years after his first ascent.
A ferry company is aiming to build on a discount programme which allows community groups to travel from the northern isles to the mainland at lower cost.
Council bosses in the north and north-east have warned that shutting regional emergency control rooms could risk lives because operators will struggle to understand dialects.
The daughter of the wartime artist who designed Orkney's Italian Chapel is "distressed" by the theft of three plaques from the site.
Police say they have received a huge response in reaction to the theft of three wooden panels from Orkney's famous Italian Chapel.
Police say they have received a huge response in reaction to the theft of three wooden panels from Orkney’s famous Italian Chapel.
Police have confirmed the identity of a body recovered off the coast of Orkney as a local man.
Three hand-carved wooden plaques have been stolen from the famous Italian Chapel in Orkney.
Police are hunting fossil rustlers on Orkney who have removed some of the oldest known remains of early life on earth.
Firefighters had to rescue a man from a World War II battery on Orkney.
A former Inverness soldier convicted of killing an Orkney waiter when he was just 15 has lost his bid for freedom.
The sale of meat from wild geese in Orkney will continue this year as part of a pilot to control bird numbers on the islands.