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 health board is confident alternative vaccines will be available in time for the roll-out into the younger age groups.
April 8, 2021 | 1.39pm 0READ FULL STORY
Uncertainty over how the easing of Covid-19 restrictions will affect Shetland is harming businesses and leaving lives on hold, a political candidate has claimed.
April 6, 2021 | 10.12am 2 CommentsREAD FULL STORY
The rejection of Shetland Space Centre’s plans has been labelled “baffling and short-sighted”. The Liberal Democrats’ Shetland candidate Beatrice Wishart said Historic Environment Scotland’s decision…
April 1, 2021 | 1.47pm 0READ FULL STORY
A candidate in the upcoming Scottish elections is calling for the SIC to use powers for Sumburgh airport to be “devolved” to Shetland.
April 1, 2021 | 1.30pm 1 CommentREAD FULL STORY
Vaccine shortages have forced the health board to knock back its target for delivering first doses to the entire adult population.
April 1, 2021 | 12.58pm 0READ FULL STORY
Stars of the Shetland TV drama are to arrive in the isles for filming on Monday. Actor Douglas Henshall, who plays DI Jimmy Perez in…
March 30, 2021 | 4.56pm 1 CommentREAD FULL STORY
Ambitions to create hundreds of space sector jobs suffered a major setback over concerns for a protected site of historic importance.
March 30, 2021 | 1.36pm 2 CommentsREAD FULL STORY
Seas near Shetland are reported to be teeming with oil-eating bacteria, which scientists say could help deal with future oil spills.
March 29, 2021 | 7.48am 0READ FULL STORY
A Shetland amateur dramatic group has secured the licence to stage a hit play about Women’s Institute members who pose nude for a calendar to raise…
March 28, 2021 | 4.49pm 0READ FULL STORY
Shetland has recorded another case of Covid-19, according to today’s (Sunday) official figures. NHS Shetland said the case was not linked to the recent cluster…
March 28, 2021 | 2.11pm 0READ FULL STORY
The organisation running Shetland’s Sumburgh airport has achieved equal gender representation in its board. Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (Hial) claims it has made progress…
March 28, 2021 | 11.19am 0READ FULL STORY
A nationwide campaign encouraging responsible tourism is hoped to aid the recovery of Shetland’s “devastated” visitor economy. VisitScotland’s £124,000 campaign, which aims to raise awareness…
March 28, 2021 | 10.41am 3 CommentsREAD FULL STORY
British Summer Time starts at 1am on Sunday, when the clocks go forward. It means we lose an hour but benefit from lighter evenings.
March 27, 2021 | 3.21pm 0READ FULL STORY
Isle MP Alistair Carmichael has warned against introducing “vaccine passports” to visit pubs. The Shetland and Orkney MP made the comments while opposing the renewal…
March 27, 2021 | 12.13pm 0READ FULL STORY
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