The remaining wrecks from the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow have been examined and recorded as the centenary of the event approaches.
A team of specially-trained detection dogs – the first of their kind in the country – are to be tasked to sniff out stoats on Orkney.
Two new tug boats worth £6.1million each are making their way to serve Orkney.
Two families from war-torn Syria are to be offered homes in Orkney, it has been announced.
The number of people killed while at work in Scotland has been branded “a source of concern” by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Salmon producers in the northern isles say they are confident 2019 could be the first year in the industry’s 40-year history that no seals will be shot in Shetland as multi-million pound investments into anti-predator nets begin to show positive results.
Dozens of communications failures between aircraft and air traffic control on island routes have occurred in the last five years, it can be revealed.
A volunteer dive team has been given permission to carry out an extensive survey of the wreck of a battleship sunk almost 80 years ago with the loss of more than 800 lives.
Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has challenged the UK Government about the increasing amount of online form-filling required to claim Universal Credit.
A cash reward has been offered after a laptop containing precious survey data from the famous sunken battleship Royal Oak was stolen in Orkney.
MSPs have expressed fears that Scottish Government plans to cut fuel poverty do not reflect the harsh reality of living on islands and in remote areas.
Orkney has beaten dramatic Eden and the picturesque Cotswolds to be crowned the best place to live in the UK.
Orkney is the best place to live in the UK, according to a poll.
Orkney has been crowned the UK’s best place to live in an annual quality of life survey.
The Northern Lights project could be “transformative” in tackling the issue of fuel poverty on the islands, according to the MP for Orkney and Shetland.
Two men have been sentenced to two years and 18 months in jail following the abduction and "violent" assault of two young people in Orkney.
Orkney, Shetland, Moray and Aberdeenshire have some of the worst broadband connections in the UK, according to new research.
Orkney Islands Council has issued the Scottish Government with the ultimatum that it must pay £6.8million for its inter-island ferry service - or they will stop running it.
The search is on for another drugs sniffer dog crowdfunded by islanders on Orkney after the first one lost its sense of smell because it had waited too long to be set loose.
In a centuries-old tradition, Kirkwall was transformed into a full-size sports field as residents came out in full force yesterday for the 2019 Kirkwall Ba'.
Crowds enjoying New Year’s Eve celebrations across the country can expect dry and mild weather as the clocks strike midnight, according to the Met Office.
Nearly 40 years working at the same primary school in Kirkwall has seen an Orkney woman being made an MBE.
A “proud Orcadian” has been made an MBE thanks to the hard work he has put in helping to look after St Magnus Cathedral.
A man was rescued in the early hours of this morning after going overboard near the Crockness peninsula on Hoy in Orkney.
It is one of the most prized archaeological sites in the world.
A helicopter was called out to help restore 999 phone services in part of Orkney.
Police have warned that 999 phone services in part of the Orkney Islands have been lost due to a fault.
The Orkney Islands are leading the way in electric car purchases, with more green vehicles per head than anywhere in the north and north-east, according to official figures.
Coastguard search and rescue helicopter Rescue 900 was tasked earlier today to attend to an injured crewman aboard a fishing vessel northeast of Orkney.
Dozens of residents in Orkney are preparing to come together this Christmas day to celebrate the yuletide season as a "family".
Schools were closed, ferries cancelled and homes suffered power cuts as storms battered the west.
A council is asking the Ministry of Defence to help pay for a £400,000-plus clean-up of contaminated land at an old naval base on an Orcadian island.