Thick fog which caused severe traffic disruption along the north-east coastline yesterday is expected to continue for the next few days – but clear skies and sunshine have been forecast inland.
Visits to the Scottish islands are up 22% according to the latest figures posted by the Island Visitor Survey, with scenery and landscape being listed as the predominant factor in luring visitors towards the Scottish isles.
Health bosses were last night urged to focus on how to deal with an ageing population after figures revealed Orkney has the highest death rate in Scotland.
Ferry company Serco NorthLink has awarded a Scottish wildlife charity more than £2,000.
The daughter of a prisoner of war who helped make the Italian Chapel in Lamb Holm, Orkney, a place of beauty and international acclaim was guest of honour at a special mass.
Levels of fuel poverty in this country continue to shame us all.
A 30-year-old Orkney man who beat his girlfriend unconscious with his fists and a bottle until it broke was jailed for 18 months yesterday.
A new £1.2 million fire training facility at Kirkwall Airport was officially unveiled yesterday.
An organisation in Orkney has been awarded thousands of pounds to help rebuild a drystone wall used to protect a rare breed of sheep on the island.
A small island between Orkney and Shetland is on course to enjoy a 24-hour electricity supply for the first time by the end of September.
An ambitious £3million plan to completely eradicate predatory non-native stoats in Orkney has moved a step closer after winning overwhelming public support.
Police have arrested a 19-year-old man following a break in at the Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall.
For a small group of islands, the Orkneys has a rich military and aviation history all of its own.
Businesses across the islands are being encouraged to make sure their properties are secure following recent crimes of dishonesty.
Orkney is to be considered to host the 2023 Island Games after securing the backing required from the Inter Island Games Association (IIGA) Executive Committee.
The Orkney Islands have topped the list of Britain's best rural place to live for the second year in a row.
It has echoes of a David v Goliath battle.
Orkney Islands Council is to carry out an ambitious £30,000 public art project in Kirkwall to tell the story of the historic island town.
Orcadians are embracing the act of sharing in support of Food Waste Prevention Week following the launch of a food sharing app on the island.
Staff and cadets of 1769 (Orkney) Detached Flight Air Training Corps will be celebrating the RAF's 100th anniversary with a number of events in Kirkwall.
A remote landscape in Orkney is to benefit from a grant of nearly £3million.
A £5.39million construction contract has been awarded for the development of a new research and innovation campus at Stromness, in Orkney.
The quality of the water in Stromness Harbour is expected to see a major improvement, now that a £10million project has been completed.
A row erupted yesterday over the decision by Scotland’s largest regional airport operator to impose parking charges at three of its island airports.
The scene of what is believed to be a “huge feast” from nearly 2,000 years ago has been discovered in Orkney.
Analysis of a midden has uncovered evidence of a great open air feast taking place at an archaeological site in Orkney 2,000 years ago.
Thousands of women on Orkney are being encouraged to attend a mobile breast screening service when it arrives on the islands.
A nature-lover who spotted a walrus off the Orkney coast - hundreds of miles from its native Arctic home - has revealed he could barely believe his eyes when he noticed what was swimming near him.
Police in Orkney are reminding people to be vigilant against bogus workmen and rogue traders.
Schemes to improve tourism infrastructure at popular spots on Skye and Orkney have been given more than £400,000 through a Scottish Government fund.
Trade association Scotland Food and Drink is to work with groups around the country on an action plan to increase consumption of locally sourced produce.
Fundraisers in Orkney went for full exposure - almost - to raise funds for new equipment for a neurology ward in Aberdeen.