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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

WATCH: Great Glen Way diversion will avoid hydro scheme works

03 August 2022
WATCH: Great Glen Way diversion will avoid hydro scheme works

WATCH: Great Glen Way diversion will avoid hydro scheme works

03 August 2022

Great Glen Way users will soon be able to take the high road on another section of the long-distance route after a new diversion was put in place.


Police appeal after young boy bitten by dog at Tain restaurant

04 July 2022
Police appeal after young boy bitten by dog at Tain restaurant

Police appeal after young boy bitten by dog at Tain restaurant

04 July 2022

A young boy was bitten by a dog at a restaurant in Tain, police in Sutherland have said.


EmergenSea Duo head north to Cape Wrath after rowing Wester Ross coastline on epic GB challenge

01 July 2022
EmergenSea Duo head north to Cape Wrath after rowing Wester Ross coastline on epic GB challenge

EmergenSea Duo head north to Cape Wrath after rowing Wester Ross coastline on epic GB challenge

01 July 2022

An adventure-seeking couple were making their way around Cape Wrath on Friday as part of a rowing challenge around the coast of Britain.


Highland motorcyclist killed in morning crash on A836

24 June 2022
Highland motorcyclist killed in morning crash on A836

Highland motorcyclist killed in morning crash on A836

24 June 2022

A biker has been killed in a crash on the A836 Castletown to Dunnet road.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Community rallies as Highland Cross returns with a soaking

24 June 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Community rallies as Highland Cross returns with a soaking

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Community rallies as Highland Cross returns with a soaking

24 June 2022

John Davidson was among more than 600 finishers who endured a wet coast-to-coast crossing on Saturday as one of the area's most-loved events was back


Cyclists hungry for adventure on trip through north-west Highlands

20 June 2022
Cyclists hungry for adventure on trip through north-west Highlands

Cyclists hungry for adventure on trip through north-west Highlands

20 June 2022

A trio of adventurers are setting off for a taste of the good life on Monday as they explore the north-west Highlands – and its larder – by bike.


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.


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