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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

General Election 2024: All you need to know about the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency

09 June 2024
General Election 2024: All you need to know about the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency

General Election 2024: All you need to know about the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency

09 June 2024

Details of who is standing in the far north constituency, how to make sure you are registered to vote and what you need to cast your vote on July 4


Scottish Greens candidate Anne Thomas urges voters to put future first

06 June 2024
Scottish Greens candidate Anne Thomas urges voters to put future first

Scottish Greens candidate Anne Thomas urges voters to put future first

06 June 2024

Far north Green candidate Anne Thomas called on people to “vote like our future depends on it” as she launched her campaign to be the area’s next MP.


£218k raised towards £300k An Teallach path repairs – but this is just the start

28 May 2024
£218k raised towards £300k An Teallach path repairs – but this is just the start

£218k raised towards £300k An Teallach path repairs – but this is just the start

28 May 2024

There are growing demands for a sustainable system to fund path repairs on Scotland’s mountains a year into a campaign to fix routes on An Teallach.


Man charged after £32k worth of heroin and cocaine seized in Alness police raid

01 May 2024
Man charged after £32k worth of heroin and cocaine seized in Alness police raid

Man charged after £32k worth of heroin and cocaine seized in Alness police raid

01 May 2024

A man in Alness has been charged with drugs offences after heroin and cocaine worth more than £32,000 were recovered from a property in Milnafua.


New dads in Highlands can get help from new DadPad app

27 April 2024
New dads in Highlands can get help from new DadPad app

New dads in Highlands can get help from new DadPad app

27 April 2024

NHS Highland has launched an app to help new dads in the north cope with the significant change in their life.


John O’Groats Trail bridge fundraiser hits £5k target

25 April 2024
John O’Groats Trail bridge fundraiser hits £5k target

John O’Groats Trail bridge fundraiser hits £5k target

25 April 2024

More than £5000 has been raised towards a new bridge on the John O’Groats Trail after a mystery donor pledged to match funds donated by the public.


John O’Groats Trail: Loth Burn bridge plans backed by mystery donor

22 April 2024
John O’Groats Trail: Loth Burn bridge plans backed by mystery donor

John O’Groats Trail: Loth Burn bridge plans backed by mystery donor

22 April 2024

A mystery donor is helping to build bridges in the north of Scotland after pledging thousands of pounds to a Highland trail group.


Take your time cycling the North Coast 500

06 April 2024
Take your time cycling the North Coast 500

Take your time cycling the North Coast 500

06 April 2024

John Davidson has cycled the roads in the north Highlands for many years, and here looks at a new cyclist’s guide to the popular NC500 tourist route


Glen Affric car park and paths upgraded - along with new toilet facilities

29 March 2024
Glen Affric car park and paths upgraded - along with new toilet facilities

Glen Affric car park and paths upgraded - along with new toilet facilities

29 March 2024

Work to improve a popular walk and amenities at a beauty spot car park in Glen Affric will make for a better visitor experience, say forestry managers


Walkers urged to help fix mountain paths in Cairngorms and Wester Ross

25 March 2024
Walkers urged to help fix mountain paths in Cairngorms and Wester Ross

Walkers urged to help fix mountain paths in Cairngorms and Wester Ross

25 March 2024

Volunteers are being sought to help maintain and improve mountain footpaths across a wide area of the Highlands.


Free chance for young people to learn more about the outdoors at inclusive Highland weekend

16 March 2024
Free chance for young people to learn more about the outdoors at inclusive Highland weekend

Free chance for young people to learn more about the outdoors at inclusive Highland weekend

16 March 2024

Young people are being given an opportunity to learn new outdoor skills while having fun exploring the local area.


Biscuit medals will give Inverness Half Marathon and 5K runners a taste of success – thanks to Harry Gow!

09 March 2024
Biscuit medals will give Inverness Half Marathon and 5K runners a taste of success – thanks to Harry Gow!

Biscuit medals will give Inverness Half Marathon and 5K runners a taste of success – thanks to Harry Gow!

09 March 2024

A Highland baker is going the extra mile to make sure runners have something to celebrate with after crossing the line in Sunday's half marathon.


Highland bothies set to close for improvement works this spring

09 March 2024
Highland bothies set to close for improvement works this spring

Highland bothies set to close for improvement works this spring

09 March 2024

A number of bothies along the Cape Wrath Trail and in the Cairngorms are due to be closed during the spring.


Biggest NATO exercise in decades comes to north coast of Scotland

21 February 2024
Biggest NATO exercise in decades comes to north coast of Scotland

Biggest NATO exercise in decades comes to north coast of Scotland

21 February 2024

The firing range at Cape Wrath will be the focal point for part of the largest NATO exercise in decades next week as allied nations join forces.


Find out which north charities will benefit from Highland Cross cash in 2024

19 February 2024
Find out which north charities will benefit from Highland Cross cash in 2024

Find out which north charities will benefit from Highland Cross cash in 2024

19 February 2024

Four Highland charities are set to receive new vehicles to help their community efforts thanks to a unique event that is marking its 40th anniversary.


Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

14 February 2024
Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

14 February 2024

A love of the outdoors is one of the most attractive qualities in a potential partner for people in the Highlands and Islands, according to research.


Plea to inspire young people as part of Hostelling Scotland team

08 February 2024
Plea to inspire young people as part of Hostelling Scotland team

Plea to inspire young people as part of Hostelling Scotland team

08 February 2024

Scotland's leading youth hostel organisation is looking for new board members who can inspire young people to experience the country at its best.


Woman rescued 50 years ago after Wester Ross falls plunge says thank you with mountain rescue donation

02 February 2024
Woman rescued 50 years ago after Wester Ross falls plunge says thank you with mountain rescue donation

Woman rescued 50 years ago after Wester Ross falls plunge says thank you with mountain rescue donation

02 February 2024

A woman who plunged 200ft over cliffs in Wester Ross more than 50 years ago has surprised rescuers with a £5000 cheque out of the blue.


Community links 'more important than profit' to Highland businesses, HIE report finds

31 January 2024
Community links 'more important than profit' to Highland businesses, HIE report finds

Community links 'more important than profit' to Highland businesses, HIE report finds

31 January 2024

Most businesses in the Highlands consider their links with the local community as either equal to or more important than their profitable growth.


Highland contractor RJ McLeod wins multimillion-pound award to upgrade north roads

25 January 2024
Highland contractor RJ McLeod wins multimillion-pound award to upgrade north roads

Highland contractor RJ McLeod wins multimillion-pound award to upgrade north roads

25 January 2024

Minor roads in the west Highlands that offer vital routes for local people as well as access to remote mountains and glens are to be improved.


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