Modern Vikings revert to engine power

July 8, 2014

The world's largest Viking replica longship, which lost its mast in strong winds off the coast of Shetland on its maiden voyage overseas, will be forced to continue its journey by engine power, its captain revealed yesterday.


Priest on trial facing child sex abuse charges

June 18, 2014

A priest accused of carrying out a campaign of sexual abuse against two children more than 50 years ago made a series of drunken phone calls apologising to one of his alleged victims, a court heard yesterday.


Orkney ferries disruption

May 23, 2014

Cancellation of 10:45 Orkney Ferries service between Kirkwall and Papa Westray due to adverse weather conditions. The 13.20 has also been cancelled.


Orkney birds cause string of car fires

May 22, 2014

Motorists on Orkney are being told to check under their car bonnets before driving off after it emerged that bird nests have been responsible for a string of island blazes.


Orkney pupils step back in time

May 21, 2014

Pupils stepped back in time this week as they began their new roles as junior guides at one of Orkney's most iconic historical attractions.


Orkney ferries disruption

May 15, 2014

Disruption on Orkney Ferries between Stromness and North Hoy, and between North Hoy and Graemsay due to technical problem.