MSPs will seek advice from those working in Scotland's justice system about spending on prisons and providing alternatives to custody.
The fracking licence held by petrochemical giant Ineos has been extended for another year by Scottish ministers.
Mike Hoy is about to make his 100th donation to the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.
North and north-east MSPs are growing increasingly concerned the Scottish Government will miss its target of delivering superfast broadband to all properties by 2021.
Scotland’s police watchdog is facing demands for a full staff survey following revelations about the unacceptable state of stations across the country.
John Finnie yesterday claimed the chief constable could end up in court unless urgent action is taken to improve police stations.
Plans to tackle fuel poverty have been changed in response to challenges faced by islanders when it comes to heating their homes.
A scheme for cheaper flights to and from Scotland’s remote areas has been renewed and extended.
Top-level talks have taken place at Holyrood as the case for an ambitious multi-million-pound investment in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles took another step forward.
A pensioner in Inverness was the oldest man in Scotland to be strip searched last year, according to data revealing increasing police stop and searches across the north and north-east.
A motion has been lodged in parliament celebrating plans to base a new charity air ambulance in Aberdeen.
Stunning aerial images showing the work of the nation’s charity air ambulance have spurred fresh calls for a second life-saving helicopter to be based in the north-east.
Orkney will host the 2023 Island Games after all 24 member islands of the International Games Association voted unanimously to award them the event.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has backed calls to base an “extremely valuable” new air ambulance in the north-east.
A motion has been lodged in parliament backing plans to bring a new charity air ambulance to Aberdeen - and it has already won support across the political divide.
The Orkney Islands Council-owned abattoir closed yesterday with immediate effect.
Growing up in Sanday in the late 70s and 80s, I well remember the MV Orcadia steaming into Kettletoft on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
MSPs gathered outside Holyrood with animal rights campaigners yesterday calling on colleagues to support plans for tougher sentences on animal cruelty.
An Orkney MSP has claimed urgent steps must be taken to deal with delays for orthopaedic treatment for patients from the isles.
Cross-party consensus against prison sentences of less than a year is growing, with Scottish Lib Dems and Labour backing alternatives to custody.
Complaints by Police Scotland officers against their own force have doubled for the second year in a row, new figures showed.
Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has warned the needs of Highland businesses and communities will become a "secondary consideration" under Scottish Government plans for the north's development agency.
A northern isles MSP has challenged Nicola Sturgeon to restore the Air Discount Scheme (ADS) for business travellers.
The SNP has been accused of failing to eradicate fuel poverty "by a country mile".
Pressure is mounting on Justice Secretary Michael Matheson to make an "urgent statement" on the report into Bailey Gywnne's death.
Nicola Sturgeon has been warned she is not "off the hook" on her commitment to deliver cheap ferry fares for the northern isles - despite her party taking a drubbing there at the election.
Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael hailed Liam McArthur as one of Holyrood's "star performers" as he celebrated his victory in the Orkney Islands.
Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael has called on the UK Government to do more to support British merchant seafarers in the North Sea who are facing increased redundancies.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats will open their spring conference today with a bid to scrap crippling energy surcharges in the north of Scotland.
A bombshell funding deal has left north and north-east universities bearing the brunt of sweeping cuts to higher education.
One in five households in the north of Scotland are spending more than 20% of their income on fuel.
Northern Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott are calling for crofting reforms to be tailored to better fit local circumstances.