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 Library has more than 3,000 books due back on the same day – and fears it may crash its systems. The library renewed all…
11 hours 52 min ago 0READ FULL STORY
Petition calls for Shetland Islands Council to hold an emergency meeting to address concerns of “disenfranchisement”.
11 hours 56 min ago 0READ FULL STORY
A tree planting to mark today’s 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb has been postponed due to Covid-19. The SIC and Shetland Amenity Trust…
12 hours 7 min ago 0READ FULL STORY
Ferries and flights will continue between Shetland and the UK mainland, despite today’s announcement of a new lockdown in Aberdeen.
August 5, 2020 | 12.45pm 0READ FULL STORY
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission has announced contractors for its Shetland interconnector project.
August 3, 2020 | 11.54am 0READ FULL STORY
Shetland’s health chief has welcomed changes requiring Covid-19 positive patients to self-isolate for longer as a “big and decisive step towards protecting our community”. Michael…
July 31, 2020 | 1.03pm 0READ FULL STORY
A new police chief has been appointed to the division covering Shetland – and is said to bring with him “a wealth of diverse experience…
July 31, 2020 | 12.39pm 0READ FULL STORY
WATCH: Chris and Jet to bid farewell to Shetland after nine months trekking the isles coastline for charity
A former paratrooper who won the respect and admiration of many during his months trekking the isles’ coastline for charity, is today bidding a fond
July 31, 2020 | 12.08pm 0READ FULL STORY
‘Shout for Students’ campaign launches to show solidarity for those forced to forgo their graduation ceremonies
A campaign has been launched to celebrate students – including in Shetland – who have been forced to forgo a physical graduation ceremony due to…
July 31, 2020 | 11.04am 0READ FULL STORY
📚We are delighted to be OPEN again Monday-Saturday 1.30-5pm! Here is Super Sheltie to trot you through some of the changes to expect. 🐴 See…
July 30, 2020 | 1.13pm 1 CommentREAD FULL STORY
Hospital cleaners worked with ‘courage and diligence’ during Covid-19 crisis to achieve Scotland’s best audit results
NHS Shetand has achieved the highest result in Scotland’s national cleaning audit.
July 29, 2020 | 10.01am 0READ FULL STORY
Police and fire services are to carry out a joint investigation into the massive blaze which destroyed the Moorfield Hotel in Brae – but it…
July 28, 2020 | 1.24pm 1 CommentREAD FULL STORY
Police in Shetland appeal for anyone with information about Moorfield Hotel fire to contact officers
Police in Shetland are continuing enquiries at the site of the Moorfield Hotel fire in Brae – and have asked anyone with information to get…READ FULL STORY
MSP praises emergency service workers who ‘battled through the night’ to tackle Moorfield Hotel fire
An isles politician has praised the community for pulling together in the midst of a devastating fire at the Moorfield Hotel in Brae. Highlands and…
July 27, 2020 | 12.12pm 0READ FULL STORY
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