A COUNCIL has been accused of double standards for refusing to give staff time off for the royal wedding, despite firefighters being granted a holiday.
LOGANAIR announced plans to operate extra flights to Shetland this summer in a major boost for the islands' tourism sector.
SCAPA Flow could become the base for a floating container port, plans unveiled by maritime experts showed yesterday.
A WOMAN is recovering in hospital after being rescued by armed police from her home, where her husband was found shot dead.
POLICE have launched an investigation after a man's body was found in a bedroom at a house in Orkney following a firearms incident.
A RUNNER aged 57 is to challenge Scotland's longest-standing athletic record, set 129 years ago by an Edinburgh printer nicknamed "The Flying Scotsman".
A NEW study is to further explore the Viking age in Shetland and the influence the Norse settlers had on the island.
Islanders across Shetland have led an international act of protest against climate change - by simply turning off their lights.
NEOLITHIC men, women and children buried in Orkney's internationally-famous Tomb of the Eagles suffered serious violence and possibly died of it, according to new research.
Tavish Scott, in his speech to the Liberal Democrat conference, said: "Local people know what's best for their area, not bureaucrats at Holyrood." How true.
A TORY bidding to become an Edinburgh MSP at the elections in May has resigned his candidacy to go and stand in Orkney instead.
ONE of Scotland's most northerly hostels has been voted the best in Europe and second best in the world.
MORE than 40 people protested outside a coastguard co-ordination centre yesterday in a bid to stop the site being shut down.
The Master of the Queen's Music has called for a ban on musical mobile phone ringtones.
A BODY found in the sea off Shetland has been identified as fisherman Neil Smith.
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year
City Halls, Glasgow
AN EMPTY boat has been found in the search for a missing prawn fisherman from Shetland.
Work to connect Shetland to the outside world through a broadband fibre-optic telecoms cable has begun.