A volunteer dive team has been given permission to carry out an extensive survey of the wreck of a battleship sunk almost 80 years ago with the loss of more than 800 lives.
Orkney is the best place to live in the UK, according to a poll.
Orkney has been crowned the UK’s best place to live in an annual quality of life survey.
Crowds enjoying New Year’s Eve celebrations across the country can expect dry and mild weather as the clocks strike midnight, according to the Met Office.
A helicopter was called out to help restore 999 phone services in part of Orkney.
Police have warned that 999 phone services in part of the Orkney Islands have been lost due to a fault.
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.
As Neil Oliver prepares to share his love of the British Isles with Scottish audiences, he tells Caroline Lindsay about some of the places where the spirit of the past seems to linger.
Archaeologists have discovered the hand and knee prints of a Pictish metal smith while excavating a settlement in Orkney.
The Courier’s exciting new serial Crash Land starts tomorrow and author Doug Johnstone tells Caroline Lindsay what readers can expect.