I've been a reporter since 2010 at newspapers in Lincolnshire and East Anglia. Before joining The Shetland Times, I was part of Archant's Investigations Unit, reporting for titles across the group. When not at work, I'm usually reading books, listening to records or walking around the countryside.
Posts by Andrew Hirst:
Shetland’s bairns and other young island residents are being offered the chance to have a greater say on issues affecting their community. The Young Islanders…
21 hours 31 min ago 0READ FULL STORY
Demands for urgent support after Shetland fishing fleet left ‘bitterly disappointed’ by Brexit agreement
Politicians have made calls for urgent action to support Shetland’s seafood sector, which has been left “bitterly disappointed” by the Brexit fisheries agreement.
22 hours 21 min ago 0READ FULL STORY
Shetlanders have been urged to behave as if they have Covid-19 after four more cases were confirmed in today’s (Friday) official bulletin.
January 15, 2021 | 2.10pm 0READ FULL STORY
Shetlanders have been urged to make sure their voice is heard by registering for a postal vote. Tom Wills, who is the SNP’s Shetland constituency…
January 15, 2021 | 11.40am 0READ FULL STORY
A temporary Covid-19 testing site has been set up in Shetland in response to the outbreak in cases.
January 15, 2021 | 10.49am 0READ FULL STORY
Shetland’s health chief has pleaded for the community to make a “collective effort” to tackle the significant increase in Covid-19 cases the isles have seen
January 14, 2021 | 2.43pm 0READ FULL STORY
A Shetland patient has died from Covid-19 in the past week, according to official figures. The death, reported today by Public Health Scotland, happened on…
January 13, 2021 | 3.04pm 0READ FULL STORY
Crown Estate funding could support Ness of Sound campsite plans, Lerwick Community Council hears.
January 12, 2021 | 4.03pm 0READ FULL STORY
Three Covid-19 patients airlifted from Shetland in past week, as daily total increases by a further seven cases
Three Covid-19 patients have been airlifted from Shetland in the past week.
January 12, 2021 | 2.04pm 0READ FULL STORY
Lerwick Community Council has head more suggested uses for sites around the new Anderson High School.
January 12, 2021 | 12.02pm 0READ FULL STORY
Lerwick Community Council hears concerns about dramatic fall in wildlife at Clickimin loch.
January 12, 2021 | 10.38am 1 CommentREAD FULL STORY
College and university students will be expected to continue with remote learning at least until the end of February. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the…
January 8, 2021 | 12.47pm 0READ FULL STORY
Salmon farmer with Shetland operations praises staff diligence for achieving high fish survival rates
A salmon farmer has published new statistics demonstrating high fish survival rates during 2020. Scottish Sea Farms, which operates across Shetland, Orkney and West Scotland,…
January 8, 2021 | 11.10am 0READ FULL STORY
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