A journalist at a weekly newspaper will swap the streets of South Yorkshire for the tranquility of the Shetland Islands after being appointed to his first editor’s role.
Adam Civico is assistant editor, digital at the Barnsley Chronicle but will take up the reins at the Shetland Times at the end of 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 then working his way up.
But he is looking forward to the quieter pace of life on the Shetland Islands when he starts as editor of the Times, which is based in the town of Lerwick.
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.
“I am just excited about the opportunity and fulfilling one of my ambitions, while also living in a great place.”
He will replace Paul Riddell as editor, who is leaving after four years at the helm.