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.
Orkney is preparing for the arrival of no less than three cruise ships to its shores on Saturday.
Two men who have been accused in open court of acting alongside a priest to sexually abuse a schoolgirl more than 50 years ago have denied any knowledge of the allegations.
A priest accused of carrying out a campaign of sexual abuse against two children almost 50 years ago has been acquitted of one of the charges he faced.
The new Kirkwall Grammar School and Papdale Halls of Residence were officially opened by First Minister Alex Salmond yesterday.
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.
A priest has gone on trial accused of committing a string of sexual offences against children more than 50 years ago.
First Minister Alex Salmond has officially opened a new pier that will help Orkney cater for the growing marine renewable energy sector.
An Orkney man has been airlifted to hospital after falling nearly 30ft at a popular climbing site.
Orkney Islands Council chief executive Alistair Buchan was appointed a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
One of Scotland's greatest forgotten explorers is to finally get the recognition he deserves.
Stromness is set to get a bigger Co-op food store after the group agreed plans with Orkney Islands Council.
An Orkney couple are calling for improvements to the islands' air ambulance service because they believe a series of errors contributed to the death of their baby son.
A former scout leader from the northern isles was found guilty of attempted rape and four charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous behaviour towards young boys yesterday.
Expenses claimed by councillors serving Orkney, Shetland, the Western Isles and Argyll and Bute have been published.
A ceremony to commemorate the largest naval battle in history took place on Orkney at the weekend.
Patient on patient attacks in hospitals and clinics across the north have soared by more than 40% in the space of a year, new figures have revealed.
A teenager cancer sufferer from Orkney is the inspiration behind a new jewellery range which will help raise cash for a charitable trust on the island.
Vandals have damaged one of Scotland's most unusual and iconic landmarks.
A pair of Fife twins yesterday told of their astonishment after they got a reply to their message in a bottle from pupils nearly 300 miles away.
An historic barometer which has provided weather guidance to sailors at an Orkney port for more than 150 years has been given a new lease of life.
The competition watchdog has proposed tougher rules which could help cut the cost of fuel on the Western Isles.
Cancellation of 10:45 Orkney Ferries service between Kirkwall and Papa Westray due to adverse weather conditions. The 13.20 has also been cancelled.
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.
A north lifeboat was launched yesterday afternoon after an unmanned boat was found drifting in the North Sea.
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.
The crew of a creel boat were rescued from being swept onto rocks early today after their craft broke down in mist off Orkney.
Pope Francis sent a special blessing to mark the 70th anniversary of one of Scotland's most unusual landmarks.
Allegations of bullying have been made by staff at an Orkney secondary school.
Disruption on Orkney Ferries between Stromness and North Hoy, and between North Hoy and Graemsay due to technical problem.