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:
Move to level one welcomed – but ongoing household ban ‘extremely disappointing’, says SIC leader Coutts
The SIC’s political leader has welcomed the new strategic framework – but criticised the ongoing ban on household as visits as “extremely disappointing”.
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Shetland is among a number of Scottish regions likely to be in ‘level one’.
October 27, 2020 | 4.21pm 1 CommentREAD FULL STORY
Students may be unable to return to Shetland for Christmas, a minister has warned. Deputy First Minister John Swinney told BBC Radio it was a…
October 26, 2020 | 2.09pm 0READ FULL STORY
Travel between Shetland and areas of high Covid-19 infection rates is likely to be prohibited as part of the new “strategic framework” of measures to…
October 26, 2020 | 1.19pm 1 CommentREAD FULL STORY
A new framework for Covid-19 measures has offered hope that Shetland could soon see restrictions eased.
October 23, 2020 | 12.42pm 1 CommentREAD FULL STORY
Shetland is to be awarded a share of Scottish government funding to provide free school meals over the holidays. The £10million fund is being awarded…
October 23, 2020 | 10.49am 0READ FULL STORY
Scottish health chief warns folk to prepare for ‘digital Christmas’ as he rules out possibility of normal celebrations
Families should prepare for a “digital Christmas”, according to Scotland’s clinical director. Jason Leitch told BBC Scotland today there was “absolutely no question” of a…READ FULL STORY
NHS Shetland said the latest person to test positive, as confirmed in today’s official figures, had no connection with latest two linked cases.READ FULL STORY
Shetland’s latest official Covid-19 case involves a contact of another patient who recently tested positive, the health board has confirmed. NHS Shetland said the person…
October 20, 2020 | 2.22pm 0READ FULL STORY
Shetland businesses affected by the latest Covid-19 restrictions can now apply for funding to help deal with the disruption. The Scottish government’s Coronavirus Business Hardship…
October 20, 2020 | 1.39pm 0READ FULL STORY
Shetland has recorded another Covid-19 case, the First Minister has confirmed. Nicola Sturgeon made the confirmation during her lunchtime briefing today (Tuesday). She said all…
October 20, 2020 | 12.30pm 0READ FULL STORY
Author Ann Cleeves is set to give a talk about her new book and the places that inspired her previous novels – including the best-selling…
October 20, 2020 | 11.47am 0READ FULL STORY
MSP urges ministers to listen to island communities as calls for localised Covid-19 measures intensify
Ministers have been urged to listen to the views of Shetland folk and their elected representatives when implementing Covid-19 restrictions. Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie…
October 20, 2020 | 11.26am 0READ FULL STORY
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