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John Davidson


Content and Commercial Editor

John Davidson is a content editor covering our north Highland patch including the John O'Groat Journal, Caithness Courier and Northern Times titles. He is also responsible for commercial editorial content across the company, contributes to other titles including the Inverness Courier and also looks after the regular Active Outdoors features which he instigated in 2008. John has over 20 years' experience in the industry, and has worked across news, features and sport as well as having expertise in the production of print and digital products. He joined the company in 2007 as a sub-editor, later becoming production editor and then editorial services manager before taking up his current role.

John Davidson

Coigach and Assynt Heritage Trail is launched

28 May 2022
Coigach and Assynt Heritage Trail is launched

Coigach and Assynt Heritage Trail is launched

28 May 2022

Local people and visitors are being encouraged to slow down and take their time to explore the history of Coigach and Assynt on a new trail.


Carbisdale Castle goes on the market again

17 May 2022
Carbisdale Castle goes on the market again

Carbisdale Castle goes on the market again

17 May 2022

A landmark Sutherland castle is back on the market at a cut price with offers over £1.2 million now being asked.


WATCH: Orbex reveals prototype Prime rocket set for launch at Space Hub Sutherland

11 May 2022
WATCH: Orbex reveals prototype Prime rocket set for launch at Space Hub Sutherland

WATCH: Orbex reveals prototype Prime rocket set for launch at Space Hub Sutherland

11 May 2022

A pioneering prototype rocket that is due to take off from Space Hub Sutherland has been unveiled for the first time.


'Free beer' for volunteers to help with Loch Ness 360 Challenge event

25 April 2022
'Free beer' for volunteers to help with Loch Ness 360 Challenge event

'Free beer' for volunteers to help with Loch Ness 360 Challenge event

25 April 2022

A new running and biking endurance event is offering a free beer and food to anybody who can lend a hand to help it run smoothly.


Space sector opportunities outlined at Highland business breakfast

02 April 2022
Space sector opportunities outlined at Highland business breakfast

Space sector opportunities outlined at Highland business breakfast

02 April 2022

Businesses in the north Highlands were given a chance to hear about upcoming opportunities in the space sector at a breakfast meeting this week.


Fresh new outlook for artwork at railway station

31 March 2022
Fresh new outlook for artwork at railway station

Fresh new outlook for artwork at railway station

31 March 2022

Girl Guides in Scotland have helped to create a new look for a Dingwall landmark.


Deadly ice warning for hillwalkers as Highland mountains remain in grip of winter

24 March 2022
Deadly ice warning for hillwalkers as Highland mountains remain in grip of winter

Deadly ice warning for hillwalkers as Highland mountains remain in grip of winter

24 March 2022

Hillgoers are being warned of a "deadly skating rink" in the mountains as experts say winter conditions are still prevalent in the mountains.


New role to help develop 'journey of a lifetime' John O'Groats Trail which crosses swathe of Ross-shire

24 March 2022
New role to help develop 'journey of a lifetime' John O'Groats Trail which crosses swathe of Ross-shire

New role to help develop 'journey of a lifetime' John O'Groats Trail which crosses swathe of Ross-shire

24 March 2022

A "rare opportunity" has arisen for a trail developer to help improve a long-distance route to John O'Groats to "complete the journey of a lifetime".


Energy crisis fuels big questions for future provision

20 March 2022
Energy crisis fuels big questions for future provision

Energy crisis fuels big questions for future provision

20 March 2022

ENERGY VIEWPOINT: By Andrew Bradshaw, head of energy insight, Fifth Ring


Warning as severe weather set to continue in mountains and forests

17 February 2022
Warning as severe weather set to continue in mountains and forests

Warning as severe weather set to continue in mountains and forests

17 February 2022

Lovers of the outdoors are being told to heed warnings with hurricane-force winds possible in the mountains and a "danger to life" in some forests.


New journalism role in north-west Highlands thanks to £6m Meta scheme

15 February 2022
New journalism role in north-west Highlands thanks to £6m Meta scheme

New journalism role in north-west Highlands thanks to £6m Meta scheme

15 February 2022

A new community reporter role will be set up to cover the north-west Highlands as part of a local journalism scheme funded by the owners of Facebook.


Storm Dudley set to bring strong winds to Ross-shire and Highlands

14 February 2022
Storm Dudley set to bring strong winds to Ross-shire and Highlands

Storm Dudley set to bring strong winds to Ross-shire and Highlands

14 February 2022

A yellow weather warning for strong winds has been issued for Wednesday and Thursday this week.


British Sign Language education pack developed by Highland Deaf Education Service sold to 20 other local authorities

14 February 2022
British Sign Language education pack developed by Highland Deaf Education Service sold to 20 other local authorities

British Sign Language education pack developed by Highland Deaf Education Service sold to 20 other local authorities

14 February 2022

An education pack designed to help pupils in the Highlands learn sign language is being put to use in local authority areas across Scotland.


Loch Ness 360 Challenge aims to bring monster boost to Highland communities

02 February 2022
Loch Ness 360 Challenge aims to bring monster boost to Highland communities

Loch Ness 360 Challenge aims to bring monster boost to Highland communities

02 February 2022

A three-day event set to take place this spring after two years of cancellations is hoping to offer an economic boost to businesses in the area.


Ross residents warned of further disruption as Met Office issues amber warning over Storm Corrie

29 January 2022
Ross residents warned of further disruption as Met Office issues amber warning over Storm Corrie

Ross residents warned of further disruption as Met Office issues amber warning over Storm Corrie

29 January 2022

The Met Office has issued an amber warning as Storm Corrie threatens to bring further disruption on Sunday evening into Monday morning.


Free online tool offers insight into avalanche risks and decision-making in winter mountains

25 January 2022
Free online tool offers insight into avalanche risks and decision-making in winter mountains

Free online tool offers insight into avalanche risks and decision-making in winter mountains

25 January 2022

Winter climbers, skiers and hill walkers have a new tool at their disposal to help get to grips with the dangers of avalanches in the mountains.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Did you know about the other Fyrish monuments?

23 January 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Did you know about the other Fyrish monuments?

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Did you know about the other Fyrish monuments?

23 January 2022

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: John Davidson explores the hills behind Evanton and Alness in a search for the three monuments of Fyrish


Highland crofters urged to return annual census form online amid appeal over 'absolutely invaluable' information

22 January 2022
Highland crofters urged to return annual census form online amid appeal over 'absolutely invaluable' information

Highland crofters urged to return annual census form online amid appeal over 'absolutely invaluable' information

22 January 2022

Crofters are being urged to return their census forms as soon as possible as the regulator gathers its annual information about the state of crofting.


Energy debate: 'Every keyboard warrior needs a keyboard that’s most likely made from oil-based synthetic plastic'

22 January 2022
Energy debate: 'Every keyboard warrior needs a keyboard that’s most likely made from oil-based synthetic plastic'

Energy debate: 'Every keyboard warrior needs a keyboard that’s most likely made from oil-based synthetic plastic'

22 January 2022

ENERGY VIEWPOINT: Andrew Bradshaw argues that we need fossil fuels for much more than transport – until alternatives are created.


LISTEN: Chatting to River City star Iain Robertson about rambling – and a walk in the woods at Rosehall Forest

11 January 2022
LISTEN: Chatting to River City star Iain Robertson about rambling – and a walk in the woods at Rosehall Forest

LISTEN: Chatting to River City star Iain Robertson about rambling – and a walk in the woods at Rosehall Forest

11 January 2022

A new episode of the Active Outdoors podcast is now available, featuring River City star Iain Robertson on his new series of Iain Robertson Rambles.


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