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.
Aberdeenshire education official Wilfred Weir has been appointed as the new executive director of education at Orkney Islands Council.
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An emergency weight restriction has been placed on a bridge near Kingussie following inspection. Highland Council said the B970 Ruthven Bridge will be restricted to vehicles under three tonnes.