Police are training dozens of officers on Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles to use Tasers as part of a major expansion programme.
Liam McArthur MSP
Island airport chiefs should be sacked unless they agree to hold a thorough consultation on controversial car park charges, it was claimed yesterday.
Calls will be made this week for a major review of existing laws to assess whether they negatively impact on the islands – including the creation of the national police force.
The quality of the water in Stromness Harbour is expected to see a major improvement, now that a £10million project has been completed.
Health Secretary, Shona Robison, claimed yesterday that NHS Grampian would be £50million worse off under Tory tax plans as she faced calls to apologise for the board’s performance.
Concerns about the temporary replacement vessel for Orkney’s lifeline ferry service across the Pentland Firth were raised with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday.
An influential group of MSPs has called on the Scottish Government to quickly "resolve" a dispute over funding for internal ferry services in the northern isles.
An Orkney councillor and the head of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have been appointed to a controversial new board that will oversee several agencies.
The public sector across the Highlands is united in opposing any centralisation of decision-making at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the health board chairman has said.
A prestigious panel of experts has expressed "grave reservations" about plans for a shake-up at the north's development agency.
The boss of the north's business agency has unveiled a blueprint to try to end a bitter row over its future - but the plan was branded "worse" than the original.
Northern Isles Liberal Democrats have branded SNP efforts to settle the bitter row over the scrapping of the Highlands and Islands Enterprise board as a "panicked attempt to save face".
Nicola Sturgeon has said she will be "happy" to encourage new discussions about the future of an Orkney tourist attraction to take place.
A neolithic tourist attraction on Orkney is set to close later this month due to health and safety concerns.
An Orkney politician has met senior fire service officials to discuss concerns about the challenges of recruiting retained crews in the islands.
Cash-strapped council's across Scotland will have to fork-out thousands of pounds to teach children Gaelic - even if there is no history of it in the area.
The SNP has left a multimillion pound renewables fund languishing in a bank account for more than five years - despite publicly criticising the decision to withdraw support for the carbon capture and storage scheme at Peterhead.
An MSP has claimed people in the northern isles are being denied cheaper ferry fares as a punishment for not backing the SNP at the polls.
Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has suggested businesses executives should be held responsible if their companies use repeated cold calling.
Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has demanded crisis talks with Loganair over the reliability of its service to the mainland.
The Scottish Government came under fire last night over the ongoing teacher recruitment problem.
The campaign to oust former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has been attacked as “akin to a witch-hunt” and “mob rule”.
Embattled northern isles MP Alistair Carmichael has received the backing of his two MSP colleagues but they have both said they feel very let down by his actions.
The Scottish Government was accused of “taking its eye of the ball” after literacy among school pupils slipped last year.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury came under sustained attack yesterday for opposing average speed cameras on the main road into the Highlands.
The Liberal Democrats have claimed the Scottish Government's eco credential are in "tatters" and it has taken little if any action to make its own buildings greener.
Orcadians are being given the chance to grill civil servants on plans to upgrade a section of the A9 in the far north.
Alex Salmond has given an assurance that financial problems suffered by the company behind lifeline ferries to Orkney and Shetland will not affect service.
Alex Salmond is to look into what can be done to help Orkney firms bid for a Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) contract on the islands.
Further devolution for Scotland could allow power companies to sweep away a controversial system that drives up electricity bills in the north and north-east.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is examining new ways of ensuring stations across the north and north-east are properly crewed.