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.
An Orkney company is aiming to create a global first with a £1.5 million project to develop a new submersible drilling rig for use in the offshore renewable energy sector.
Emma Barton died in a collision in Orkney last week
Child victims of sex abuse in the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland face unacceptable delays before they can be examined, a damning review of Scotland’s forensic services has said.
A woman has died five days after a one vehicle crash in Orkney. The incident happened at around 7.30am on Tuesday November 27 on the A965 at Rennibister. The 22-year-old woman was treated at Balfour Hospital in Orkney before being transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. She died on Sunday afternoon.
A 22-year-old woman has died following a one-vehicle crash in Orkney last week. The incident happened at around 7.30am on Tuesday November 27, on the A965 at Rennibister. She was treated at Balfour Hospital in Orkney before being transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but died yesterday afternoon.
A yellow weather warning for icy conditions has been issued today as forecasters predict temperatures to plunge in many parts of Scotland.
A number of notable people from the north of Scotland including a bishop, a sheriff and a zoology professor are among the hundreds of new names in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who.
A man and a woman were taken to hospital following a vehicle crash in Orkney earlier today.
Police and ambulance crews are on site of a two-vehicle collision on A965.
High winds and torrential downpours have been forecast across Scotland this week as the country braces itself for Storm Diana.
The National Lottery has given Orkney Archaeological Society £10,000 to enable its members to study the graffiti scrawled on an island cathedral.
Islanders in Orkney have been given £260,000 to purchase more than 1,700 acres of peatland and pasture on their isle.
An island council is all set to purchase three uninhabited islands as a strategic development opportunity.
Police have confirmed that Casey Scott who was reported missing in Orkney has been traced safe and well. The 16-year-old had last been seen at 10.30pm yesterday evening in the Victoria Street area of Kirkwall. Officers thanked the public for assisting with their earlier appeal.
Police are appealing for information which could help trace teenager Casey Scott.
Orkney Council is facing a bill of up to £384,000 to clean up an oil spill caused by the navy decades ago at Lyness port.
They were traditionally earned through activities such as sewing, first aid and putting up a tent.
Beaches across the north became canvases yesterday in a special commemoration for Scottish heroes who died in the First World War.
Ancient repairs to a perfectly preserved Iron Age wooden bowl from a 2,000-year-old well in Orkney have amazed experts.
A North MSP called a delay over Northern Isles’ ferry bookings for 2019 “unacceptable”, after customers told him they could book to go to the island over the festive period but were unable to come home.
It was the global conflict that led to a lost generation and, in the words of Wilfred Owen, created an anthem for doomed youth.
A motion has been lodged in parliament celebrating plans to base a new charity air ambulance in Aberdeen.
Orkney teenager becomes a fourth generation lifesaver as she takes part in her first emergency call-out with the RNLI
For the past 140 years, Stella Kirkpatrick’s family have been risking and ultimately sacrificing their lives to save others from the dangerous waters around Orkney.
Fighting males, defensive females, amorous encounters, new arrivals and the inevitable tragedies.
Dozens of iconic Scottish attractions can be visited for free as part of St Andrews Day celebrations this year.
A report into the cost of living on an island has found it is as expensive as getting by in central London.
Divers have undertaken a new study of the scuttled Scapa Flow warships.
A crackdown on drug dealing in Orkney has suffered a setback after the handler for a new sniffer dog being introduced on the islands got hurt.
One of the best known portraits of George Mackay Brown, considered one of the great Scottish poets of the 20th Century, has been returned to its former glory and has gone on show in Orkney once again.
A £6million scheme to eradicate stoats from Orkney to save the rest of its wildlife population has been approved.