A sheriff has ruled no one was at fault over the death of a popular tour guide who plunged from a cliff while trying to take a photograph of a puffin for holidaymakers.
Shadow health secretary Miles Briggs visited Orkney to tour the site of the new Balfour Hospital situated in Kirkwall.
Archaeologists in Orkney have uncovered two ‘pristine’ stone axes among more than 30,000 pieces discovered on a dig - bringing them one step closer to shedding light on Neolithical life on the island.
Three-month-old chicks have become the first white-tailed eagles to take flight over in Orkney in almost 150 years.
The contractor tasked with undertaking renovation works to Kirkwall Airport’s air traffic control tower has been announced as Bell Contracts and Co, based in Inverness.
A specially-trained dog has been flown in from New Zealand to detect non-native stoats to help safeguard Orkney’s native wildlife.
A New Zealand-based dog and his handler are set to begin their work on a major wildlife conservation project in Orkney.
Archaeologists have discovered the hand and knee prints of a Pictish metal smith while excavating a settlement in Orkney.
With more than 1,700 miles of stunning coastline, along with Lerwick’s dive boat activity, boat trips and record-breaking cruise traffic, it’s no surprise that Lerwick is a very busy harbour with yachts making a valuable contribution to marine tourism in Shetland.
The MV Priscilla cargo ship has arrived in Scapa Flow after it was refloated in a successful overnight salvage operation.
A diver has died following an accident in Orkney.
The deadliest road in Scotland can be found in Orkney, figures have revealed.
The sniffer dog that is to be unleashed by crowdfunding locals to crack down on drugs dealers in Orkney has been revealed.
The UK Government has announced a £600 million support package for offshore wind power which could be “transformative” for remote island communities.
It is regularly named among the best places in Britain to live.
The family of an 88-year-old man reported missing in Orkney have been informed after a body was found.
NorthLink Ferries announced yesterday passenger numbers to the Northern Isles have soared by 10% since the firm took over the ferry service in July 2012.
Archaeologists have been left astonished after unearthing a 2,000 year old wooden bowl from an underground chamber at an Iron Age settlement in Orkney.
A young enterprise team from Kirkwall Grammar School has been crowned this year’s Scottish Company of the Year by Young Enterprise Scotland.
A coach company is to take over the transport of patients arriving from Orkney and Shetland to Aberdeen hospitals from the Red Cross.
Efforts to locate an 88-year-old missing man in Orkney continue, as police issue a new appeal asking residents to “remain vigilant”.
Orkney Islands Council is seeking to employ an experienced consultant to oversee the multi-million-pound redevelopment of the Scapa Flow Museum.
The world’s largest tidal energy plant has suffered damage to its turbines just months after construction ended.
A 57-year-old man was airlifted from a remote uninhabited Orcadian island today after suffering a suspected broken ankle in a fall.
VIDEO: Silver-tongued Orkney musician becomes a hit online after this incredible rendition of an old country song
An Orkney auctioneer has become an online sensation after a video of him singing an old country song went viral.
School pupils from the Northern Isles are briefing passengers and crew in newly vamped safety announcements on board three NorthLink ferries.
Three pupils from Shetland and two from Orkney have been caught with knives in schools since the start of last year.
Fears have been voiced by a north ferry operator that Scottish Government proposals designed to reduce fares could end up sinking business if it goes wrong.
Scientists have issued an appeal for samples of honey from across the north in a bid to better understand the factors which can alter honey yields and the size and health of honeybee populations.
Searches are ongoing in Orkney for missing pensioner James Mainland.
Extensive police searches continued in Birsay, Orkney yesterday to trace missing pensioner James Mainland.
Police are searching for James Mainland who is reported missing from his home in Orkney.