Orkney boasts a captivating history as the heart of a powerful Viking Earldom and even today, centuries later, it’s clear to see the Vikings’ impact across the archipelago.
Thousands of people flocked to Portsoy during the weekend for the coastal community's famous boat festival.
Vikings are preparing to take to the streets in a first for the famous Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival.
The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival will draw fiery inspiration from Shetland's Up Helly Aa for this year’s event.
The passion of nearly 1,000 Shetlanders for their Viking heritage burned bright last night for the spectacular climax to Up Helly Aa.
Vikings stars Elijah Rowen and Jack McEvoy have told how they went from being each other’s biggest rivals at acting school to becoming onscreen brothers on the Emmy-winning show.
A horde of vikings invaded Aberdeen last night on a mission to spread festive cheer by helping to switch on the city's Christmas lights.
Time is running out for archaeologists to survey the largest Pictish fort in Scotland before it falls into the sea.
Elgin Museum was invaded by hordes of young Viking enthusiasts yesterday for a fun day celebrating the Norse warriors.
A horde of Vikings has pillaged a north-east fishing village just days after it was battered by flooding.
Viking hordes, wielding axes and shields, marched into Moray ready for battle, and conquered all comers in a haggis-eating contest at the weekend.
Vikings descended on a city school yesterday - but they came in peace to deliver a lesson in history and culture to children.
Millions of Brits could be descendants of Vikings - especially if their surname ends in 'son', according to experts.
Viking hordes will launch an invasion of Elgin later this month - to wage war in a haggis-eating competition.
Thousands of people have gathered for the world famous Up Helly Aa fire festival on Shetland.
Shetland Islands Council is encouraging the area's youngsters to learn more about its exciting past while getting out and about.
One of the youngest men ever to lead the Up Helly Aa fire festival says he has harboured a burning passion for the spectacle for as long as he can remember.
The dragon's tongue and beard are fixed to the galley bow and 1,200 torches are dripping in paraffin - Lerwick is ready for Up Helly Aa.
Some journeys invite the companionship of ghostly forbears. When we took a winter voyage up Norway's jagged west coast from Bergen to Kirkeness, the Vikings were forever in our thoughts. They seemed to stalk our imaginations from across the centuries, their exploits brought alive by a monochrome landscape of steep fiords in muted light.
Shetland's Viking history could be about to fuel huge economic rewards for its 21st century residents.
What: Reception for Viking expedition to Visit Scotland Expo 2015 to promote Shetland as a tourist destination.
Aberdeen residents could be forgiven for thinking they had stepped back in time several hundred years yesterday as the beach was "invaded" by dozens of marauding Vikings.
Imagine the Vikings and you think of tough, pillaging Norsemen raiding all they find, taking no prisoners- and not giving a damn about their appearance.
Last night crowds gathered in Lerwick as Up Helly Aa fuelled the town's atmosphere.
You could hear them before you could see them – a roar from afar that stopped dead the streets of Lerwick.
A new study by a north-east researcher suggests Vikings may have built settlements as far south as Spain.
The world's largest Viking replica longship, which lost its mast in strong winds off the coast of Shetland on its maiden voyage overseas, will be forced to continue its journey by engine power, its captain revealed yesterday.