State-owned ferry operator Calmac is suing the Scottish Government after it failed to win the contract for the Northern Isles service.
The Scottish Government says it expects to save around £5.5 million this financial year as a result of its purchase of the Northern Isles ferries.
Details of the next contract for the Northern Isles lifeline ferry service have been published by Transport Scotland, but the procurement is facing a legal challenge from Orkney based Pentland Ferries.
The invitation to tender for the next contract to run ferries to the Northern Isles has been issued to three bidders.
Millions of pounds are being spent each year to keep vital ferry services afloat as maintenance costs increased by 150% in more than a decade.
Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael claims he is unsure if “much good” will come from Donald Trump’s controversial visit to the UK because of the president’s seeming lack of engagement on issues.
Northern Isles MP to make representations to the MoD after air fighter near miss with a Loganair passenger plane
Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael is going to make representations to the Ministry of Defence after an American air fighter was in a near miss with a Loganair passenger plane in August last year.
Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has been confirmed as the Liberal Democrats' candidate for the general election.
Scotland's ferry services could be nationalised after the government announced a review of tendering processes.
An islands MSP has demanded 999 calls "work for all of us" following a catalogue of blunders in response to emergencies across the north of Scotland.
Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael said today that the decommissioning market should become a key driver of employment in Orkney and Shetland.
Subcontracting firm Seatruck, which charters vessels for the Northern Isles freight service, has come under renewed fire over its refusal of Serco's offer to pay it enough money to bring staff pay up to the UK national minimum wage level.
Hundreds of passengers had their travel plans thrown into chaos last night after Aberdeen Airport's only runway became damaged.
A fisherman had to be flown to hospital on Shetland after taking ill on board a vessel earlier this evening.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged the SNP government to "finally deliver" for the northern isles.
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.
An airline that serves the northern isles has announced it is going to introduce a compassionate fares discount scheme to help people under duress.
A north-east churchman will trek from the most northerly tip of the UK to Aberdeen in the memory of a Scottish saint to raise funds for his place of worship.
The Scottish Government has rejected claims that it made mistakes awarding the £243million Northern Isles ferry contract to the multinational company Serco in May 2012.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has admitted he is facing a battle to hold onto the Liberal Democrats’ northern isles stronghold in May.
A total of 16 flights between Aberdeen International Airport and Shetland were cancelled today.
A worker is being flown for treatment from a North Sea oil platform said to be suffering from pneumonia.
An offshore worker had to be flown from an oil platform and taken to hospital on Shetland this morning.
Paramedics responded to an emergency call made from Orkney - 130 miles away in Aberdeen.