The man who died after falling from cliffs near Deerness in Orkney has been named by police as Colin Middleton, 49, from the Sheffield area.
Police in Orkney have named the man who died following a fall at cliffs near Deerness.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died after falling 30ft from cliffs in Orkney.
A major rescue operation was launched in Orkney this afternoon. Emergency services were called out after reports that a man had fallen from cliffs. Coastguards, the RNLI and a rescue helicopter were all sent to Deerness. The condition of the man is not yet known.
Police in the Highlands and Islands are urging people to be on their guard against bogus workmen following the recent storms.
He has constantly referenced his mother’s island roots.
Aberdeen academics have taken up residence in Orkney as part of a project to help residents face the unique challenges of island life.
It sounds like something from a science fiction story.
Four years of detective work by wildlife rangers have finally revealed the history and formal identification of a male eagle named “Star”.
Nestled in beautiful Oban Bay, Kerrera has all the joys of island life, yet it is just a short trip to the mainland.
Flights could be operating between Skye and the central belt within two years - at a cost of more than £2 million.
Serious concerns are being raised about the age of West Coast ferry stock, after the eighth major breakdown in one year.
Islanders on Gigha have been left shocked after the first serious crime in years has taken place.
Fishermen have reacted angrily to proposals which would see trawling and dredging banned from a number of inshore lochs on the west coast and the islands in order to protect seabed vegetation.
Island health chiefs have been forced to draw up contingency plans in case there is an exodus of top doctors after Brexit.
When things went wrong on this remote island, it was the method of communication with the outside world.
UK Treasury Minister John Glen visited Barra yesterday to hear how the closure of its only bank would impact the community.
A group of four women in Shetland are campaigning to register a mixed squad for next year’s Up Helly Aa fire festival.
Following a summer of disruption on Scotland’s lifeline ferries, a £3.5million Resilience Fund has been announced by the Scottish Government.
A 17-year-old schoolgirl has spent her second night missing in the Outer Hebrides.
The Scottish Tourism Alliance has said that there is “critical urgency for increased ferry capacity” for the Western Isles as it reacted with disappointment at the news that the delivery of two new vessels has been delayed by a year.
As diners we often get stuck in a restaurant rut. We visit the same places, we order the same food from our favourite cafes’ menu, and on some occasions, even sit at the same table!
Parent pressure over a controversial decision to re-organise Gaelic medium pupils into composite classes has resulted in Western Isles Council caving in.
The delivery of two new ferries which were to significantly boost capacity on the struggling west coast network will be delayed by at least a year, the Scottish Government has revealed.
With the island’s stunning sandy beaches and idyllic lifestyle, the position of minister on Tiree seems like a job made in heaven.
A faulty linkspan meant that ferry passengers from Barra had to travel to Uig on Skye yesterday – 166 miles away from the ship’s usual destination of Oban.
Rita CamFerry passengers between Barra and Oban suffered lengthy delays yesterday after a faulty linkspan saw the service being diverted via another island.
A ferry had to return to harbour after an infant fell and was injured during a sailing between Stornoway and Ullapool.
The policy of providing NHS-funded patient escorts in the Western Isles is too restrictive, says the local MSP.
Police in Shetland are appealing for information following a serious assault in Lerwick.
People on Barra are being urged to take part in a review which could save the island’s only bank.
Another 100 companies have been accused of fleecing customers across the north of Scotland with excess delivery charges.