Royal Navy bomb disposal experts are making their way to Orkney following the discovery of a torpedo in Scapa Flow.
Royal Navy Bomb Disposal experts are making their way to Orkney after a torpedo was discovered in Scapa Flow.
As one of the northernmost points of the UK, Orkney played a pivotal role during both world wars. Its distance from the European mainland, sea access, and the natural protective ring created by Orkney mainland and its neighbouring smaller isles, made it the ideal location for Britain’s chief naval headquarters.
Family and friends turned out to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the sinking HMS Royal Oak yesterday.
A series of commemorative events have been held in Orkney to recall the 835 men and boys who died aboard HMS Royal Oak when it was sunk by a German u-boat 80 years ago.
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.
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.
The incredible naval, trade and seafaring heritage of Scapa Flow in Orkney is being brought back to life.
Four World War One warships sunk in Scapa Flow in Orkney in 1919 have been sold on eBay for a combined total of £85,000 - a tenth of their asking price.
An online auction of four historic WWI German warships lying on the Orkney seabed has attracted massive global interest – including one from an artist keen to create an underwater gallery.
Vessels are being told to keep out of the the area between Clava Island and Hoy in Scapa Flow after a suspected unexploded wartime torpedo was discovered on the seabed during an underwater survey.
An £800,000 marketing ploy to flog four First World War German shipwrecks - on eBay - in the week of centenary commemorations has been condemned as “in bad taste", "mercenary" and "crass”.
A German battleship’s ship’s bell will return to Orkney to toll once again over the watery graveyard of the world’s biggest single loss of shipping in one day.
Plans for a £3.2 million new salmon farm in Orkney have been giving the go ahead.
A 50-year-old man has died following a diving incident in Scapa Flow in Orkney. Concern was raised for the man around 11.30am today. The man was taken to the Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall where he was pronounced dead. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.
A search is on to find descendants of the victims of the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet in Orkney for centenary commemorations.
It was a deliberate act of destruction that transformed a quiet part of Scotland into the world’s biggest naval graveyard.
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.
The scuttling of the German naval fleet in Orkney’s Scapa Flow following the end of WWI is to be marked 100 years on.
Divers have undertaken a new study of the scuttled Scapa Flow warships.
Up to 30 jobs on Orkney are to be created following a £3million salmon farm investment announced yesterday.
A diver was taken to hospital in Orkney yesterday after suffering what is suspected to be the bends.
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.
A ship stranded in the Pentland Firth is finally on the move again after running aground last week.
Orkney Islands Council is seeking to employ an experienced consultant to oversee the multi-million-pound redevelopment of the Scapa Flow Museum.
Beaches around Orkney’s famous Scapa Flow are polluted with plastic waste on industrialised levels similar to highly populated areas like the Clyde and Firth of Forth.
A 53-year-old diver has died while exploring a WWI wreck in Scapa Flow – the second diving tragedy in Orkney this month.
The body of a diver was recovered from Scapa Flow in Orkney last night after an air, land and sea search.
Orkney Islands Council has given its approval for the purchase of a new pilot launch to help guide ships in and out of the harbours at Scapa Flow and Kirkwall.
Work on a major £1 million renovation project in Orkney is due to begin in the spring - and these pictures show what it could look like.
Underwater photographs and sketches by scuba divers are being employed to create a unique series of interactive maps.