In the early 8th and 9th Centuries, the Vikings sailed across the North Sea from western Norway to claim Orkney and Shetland as their own.
Stagecoach has announced some services will revert to winter timetables from the end of October.
As midnight approached on October 14, 1939, there was no reason for the crew of the Royal Oak to believe they were in any peril.
A humpback whale was rescued from fishing gear in the Northern Isles last week after an expert agency came to its rescue.
Few people can take their pet to work with them, but Kevin Moar does exactly that.
A cargo vessel which ran aground on rocks drifted off course while the watchman viewed music videos on his mobile phone, an investigation has found.
Have-a-go heroes and exemplary members of the emergency services across Scotland were awarded for their acts of extraordinary bravery at a special event last night.
A stricken vessel is currently under tow into port after running aground earlier today off Orkney.
Paul Murton admits he is in love with Orkney and Shetland and fascinated by the islands' strong links with the Vikings.
Patients trying to get back to Orkney and Shetland after Aberdeen hospital appointments were left stranded as a result of air traffic controllers’ industrial action, MSPs heard yesterday.
If you want to appreciate the beautiful beaches of Orkney and enjoy the thrill of a cliff-top walk, this route could well be for you.
A £60,000 research project is to be undertaken to create a ‘Neolithic Landscapes of the Dead’ chambered tomb trail in Orkney.
Police have said that there are no suspicious circumstances after a body was found in Kirkwall in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A new multi-million-pound contact for ferry services between Aberdeen and the northern isles has been awarded- with promises of cheaper fares and improved cabins.
A blocked drain caused waste to run into a corridor of Orkney's new £65 million hospital, it has emerged.
It was one of the biggest naval disasters in British history: the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak by a German U-boat in Orkney on October 14, 1939.
Young people in Orkney are being encouraged to #BeFearless in reporting crime through a new initiative launched by the Crimestoppers charity.
Plans to hook Orkney to the national grid could take a step forward this week with councillors being urged to approve proposals for a new electricity substation on the Caithness coast.
An Orkney school has been described as the heart, soul and future of its island community in a glowing report by inspectors.
It's the birthplace of one of Scotland's greatest explorers.
A salmon farmer has been granted approval to build six new eco-friendly homes on the remote island of Eday in Orkney.
Orkney-based Orbital Marine Power has been awarded £3.4 million of Scottish Government funding to help build the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine.
A lack of suitable housing is preventing Orkney residents from moving as they get older or face health issues, researchers have found.
New research by The Press and Journal has found north and north-east airports had mixed fortunes during the second quarter of 2019.
The incredible naval, trade and seafaring heritage of Scapa Flow in Orkney is being brought back to life.
A man who told police he wanted to "punch their faces in" has been fined.
An Orkney-based ultra-marathon runner is taking on an incredible challenge this weekend as he bids for another world record.
Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has sought assurances the nationalised Ferguson shipyard will remain committed to a state-of-the-art hydrogen ferry destined for the islands.
A 63-year-old man is being treated for serious injuries in Aberdeen after an accident involving a quad bike in Orkney.
An Orkney gin company which opened its premises to visitors only a year ago has already achieved its Five Star Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland.
Ferguson Marine shipyard is to be nationalised in an attempt to ensure two new west coast ferries are completed.