Prolific writer Ann Cleeves has said the murder-and-punishment structure of crime fiction is reassuring in a time of political chaos.
An MP has condemned as “unacceptable” the delay as victims’ families await answers about a fatal helicopter crash in Shetland more than five years ago.
The number of people killed while at work in Scotland has been branded “a source of concern” by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Two UK space companies have joined forces to develop rocket launch technology.
Better “reliability” and the start-up of several major projects helped oil giant BP more than doubled its earnings last year.
Salmon producers in the northern isles say they are confident 2019 could be the first year in the industry’s 40-year history that no seals will be shot in Shetland as multi-million pound investments into anti-predator nets begin to show positive results.
Dozens of communications failures between aircraft and air traffic control on island routes have occurred in the last five years, it can be revealed.
Emergency services were called to a crash in Shetland this morning.
Police have charged two men for using drones at this year's Up Helly Aa celebrations in Lerwick.
Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has challenged the UK Government about the increasing amount of online form-filling required to claim Universal Credit.
Celebrations for Shetland’s Up Helly Aa fire festival continued long after the embers from the burning galley had faded.
The heart attack death rate in the Highland, Western Isles and Shetland council areas has gone up over the last decade, official data has shown.
The passion of nearly 1,000 Shetlanders for their Viking heritage burned bright last night for the spectacular climax to Up Helly Aa.
Crowds gathered in Shetland on Tuesday for the world-famous Up Helly Aa fire festival.
Thousands of people gathered for Up Helly Aa as the world-famous fire festival was held in Lerwick.
Thousands of people packed the centre of Lerwick to marvel at the atmospheric procession of torches ablaze with fire.
A fearsome beast with emerald green eyes is ready to take centre stage today at Up Helly Aa.
As Lerwick prepares to welcome visitors from across the globe ahead of Up Helly Aa, we take a look back at the best pictures captured at the event. Showcasing traditional features of the festival – from costumed warriors to the burning of the galley – they’ll be sure to make you want to visit.
Thousands of people are due to gather for the world-famous Up Helly Aa fire festival on Shetland.
The Vikings were clearly football fans, if the centrepiece of this year’s famous Up Helly Aa festival on Shetland is anything to go by.
Excitement is building in Lerwick as Shetland once again hosts the spectacular Up Helly Aa festival.
It's one of Scotland's most famous festivals.
The number of butcher shops across the north and north-east has been chopped in recent years as customers favour supermarkets over the traditional outlets.
She is a welcome sight on one of the most remote postal routes in the country.
Orkney has beaten dramatic Eden and the picturesque Cotswolds to be crowned the best place to live in the UK.
A Shetland wildlife charity is celebrating after the final piece in a complex funding jigsaw fell into place late this week to allow the organisation to go ahead with a £500,000 upgrade to its animal care facilities.
Surprise weddings are one thing - but what about tying the knot on the other side of the world in the middle of a Shetland winter?
Orkney, Shetland, Moray and Aberdeenshire have some of the worst broadband connections in the UK, according to new research.
Orkney Islands Council has issued the Scottish Government with the ultimatum that it must pay £6.8million for its inter-island ferry service - or they will stop running it.
A woman who dropped off passengers at Sandwick Junior High School while five-and-a-half times the drink driving limit received a hefty driving ban and fine at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
A Shetland cartoonist came face to face with his own creation following a visit to Lerwick Tourist Office.
Musicians from an array of genres and hailing from more than ten countries will flock to Shetland this summer as the 39th instalment of the Shetland Folk Festival opens on May 2.