Barnsley weekly neswspaper journalist appointed editor of The Shetland Times

A South Yorkshire weekly newspaper journalist has been appointed editor of The Shetland Times.

Adam Civico joins the paper in October

Adam Civico, who is assistant editor, digital at the Brantley Chronicle will take up the Lerwick-based post in October.

He grew up in Barnsley and has spent most of his life there, starting at the Chronicle as a junior reporter nine years ago.

Adam said: “I have always had an ambition to be an editor and the opportunity came up and I thought it was too good to be missed.

“It is an absolutely fantastic place. There’s a real sense of community and I think the paper reflects that.

“It is a much smaller community and much less busy. I think there’s a lot less crime and I am sure it is a bit more laid back but I am not expecting that to be the case at the paper."

He will replace Paul Riddell as editor, who is leaving after four years.

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