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:
More people suffered drug-related deaths in Shetland last year than at any other time since 2014.
July 30, 2021 | 9.49am 2 CommentsREAD FULL STORY
The health board has reported staff shortages at the Gilbert Bain Hospital due to folk needing to self-isolate.
July 28, 2021 | 11.15am 0READ FULL STORY
A walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic is taking place today for folk yet to receive the jab.
July 28, 2021 | 10.52am 0READ FULL STORY
Coastal visitors are urged to keep their distance from seals following a number of recent disturbances endangering the animals.
July 16, 2021 | 10.59am 0READ FULL STORY
Figures produced by the Scottish government show 97.1 per cent of Shetland patients attending the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick were seen within four hours…
July 15, 2021 | 1.47pm 0READ FULL STORY
An offshore worker was flown into Shetland for medical assistance last night. The coastguard received a call to collect the casualty from 110 nautical miles…
July 15, 2021 | 9.21am 0READ FULL STORY
A fire broke out on board a fishing boat at Greenhead Base in Lerwick this afternoon. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received reports of the…
July 14, 2021 | 5.15pm 0READ FULL STORY
Shetland has recorded a further nine Covid-19 cases in today’s (Wednesday) official figures. The new cases follow the eight that were recorded yesterday. It represents…
July 14, 2021 | 2.13pm 0READ FULL STORY
Coastguard and police are involved in a search for a man last seen in the early hours of this morning at the Ness of Trebister,…
July 13, 2021 | 4.05pm 0READ FULL STORY
Level zero rules are to be tightened when the rest of Scotland moves into the lowest tier of restrictions next week.
July 13, 2021 | 2.31pm 0READ FULL STORY
Fraudsters are continue to target victims in Shetland, police have warned. Shetland Police posted a warning on Twitter today urging folk to be aware of…
July 13, 2021 | 12.50pm 0READ FULL STORY
MP raises Shetland fishermen’s complaints on cod quotas, foreign vessels and financial losses during debate on Brexit’s impact on industry
Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has raised complaints from frustrated Shetland fishermen during a scathing attack on the UK government’s post-Brexit dealings with the industry.
July 13, 2021 | 11.01am 0READ FULL STORY
Police have received reports of “bogus workmen” operating in the region. Highlands and Islands Police issued a warning about people “acting suspiciously” around industrial and…
July 13, 2021 | 9.47am 0READ FULL STORY
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