Missing person update

July 25, 2014

Coastguard and lifeboat crews in Orkney are searching for missing person Michael Ritch. Police have also asked residents to check their sheds and outbuildings.


Orkney historic site could be swept away

July 22, 2014

Three years of digging which has unearthed some 4,000 years worth of artefacts from an Orkney coastline could be washed away in one fell swoop due to the site's precarious location on Rousay.


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.