The north and north-east was almost entirely spared any direct physical damage – beyond an “extraordinary and disgraceful” U-boat shelling that damaged St Kilda’s church and a rogue raid by a possibly lost Zeppelin which left craters in an Insch field and shattered several windows of a nearby castle.
It was the moment the end of one global horror came face-to-face with the height of another.
In the end it took just four brief sentences to inform those on the front line that there really was to be an end to four and a half years of war.
When war broke out in August 1914, few people could have imagined its impact.
There was a haunting atmosphere at the Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen this week.
It was a love ravaged by conflict - but nothing could destroy the bond between Robert Dawson and Jessie Fletcher Orr.
Orkney teenager becomes a fourth generation lifesaver as she takes part in her first emergency call-out with the RNLI
For the past 140 years, Stella Kirkpatrick’s family have been risking and ultimately sacrificing their lives to save others from the dangerous waters around Orkney.
New figures have revealed more than 436,000 library books, CDs and DVDs are currently overdue in Scotland.
They are words you will hear during almost every sporting contest.
A Scottish schoolboy sacked by a conservation body after a row over Bear Grylls has been appointed as an ambassador by another top marine charity.
Aberdeen has been named as the home of a new air ambulance which is expected to save countless lives across the north and north-east.
The next phase of a major project to cut journey times between the north-east and Highlands is under way.
It is one of the most famous - or infamous - chapters in British history: the assassination attempt on the British monarch and parliament by Guy Fawkes and his colleagues in 1605.
The head of road policing Scotland has issued an impassioned plea for drivers to remain safe this winter following a year of fatal tragedies on the country’s roads.
They were the Allied prisoners of war who proved as keen as mustard to keep the heat on their German captors.
A new study has revealed the massive impact of football on the health of people across Scotland and on the nation's economy.
Its food and hospitality are no stranger to attracting major accolades - and now, The Three Chimneys on Skye has picked up even more praise after being named as one of five restaurants in the world worth travelling for by the Wall Street Journal.
Motorists have been warned to expect traffic chaos as huge wind turbine parts are transported through Aberdeen over the next six weeks.
A north teacher has described the life-changing experience of working with children in disadvantaged countries, and encouraged others to broaden their horizons by teaching abroad.
The Press and Journal contacted all non-executive members of the NHS Highland board individually to discover their thoughts on the claims of a bullying culture being present in the health board.
An amateur photographer has captured one of nature's most spectacular sights on camera.
An exhausted owl has been air-lifted to safety by helicopter – after crash-landing on a North Sea oil rig.
There will be a sprinkling of Hollywood glamour at this year’s Inverness Film Festival, as screen star Karen Gillan returns to her hometown to present her debut movie.
He was known as the Tartan Pimpernel and helped save the lives of more than 2,000 Allied troops during the Second World War.
Mourning families face lengthy trips for funeral services of loved ones – and will be forced to host some in public halls – following the shock announcement of Kirk closures across Shetland.
The first of ScotRail’s multi-million pound fleet of “high-speed” trains broke down on its maiden voyage after an overzealous driver tooted its horn for too long.
Its books are part of the history of Scotland and attract thousands of missionaries every year.
For more than 25 years, he has assiduously watched Loch Ness for a sighting of the monster - setting a world record for the longest Nessie vigil in the process.
A historic spruce tree in the Outer Hebrides has been voted Scotland’s Tree of the Year.
Nobody should be surprised by the news that First Bus is taking a scythe to its nightly bus services in Aberdeen.
As the Cold War intensified in the 1980s, the Soviet Union drew up plans to throw its military forces against key opponents including the United States and the UK.
A Highland community is seeking to provide an escape route for rare red squirrels after a spate of deaths.