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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

Population decline at heart of staffing issues in Caithness and Sutherland

24 February 2024
Population decline at heart of staffing issues in Caithness and Sutherland

Population decline at heart of staffing issues in Caithness and Sutherland

24 February 2024

Business Focus by David Richardson


Check you're on cheapest deal, advice service urges, after energy cap reduction announcement

23 February 2024
Check you're on cheapest deal, advice service urges, after energy cap reduction announcement

Check you're on cheapest deal, advice service urges, after energy cap reduction announcement

23 February 2024

Householders are being urged to check their gas and electricity bills after Ofgem lowered the energy price cap.


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.


OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: When the Moin road was little more than a track

14 February 2024
OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: When the Moin road was little more than a track

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: When the Moin road was little more than a track

14 February 2024

Cycling the quiet lanes, Ralph explores into the woods and hills off the north coast road – with battery back-up and a flask of tea


Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

14 February 2024
Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

14 February 2024

Foxes are being blamed for killing lambs on Scottish farms and crofts where there was suspicion over badgers being responsible.


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.


Protected goose dumped beside River Thurso was shot and decapitated

11 February 2024
Protected goose dumped beside River Thurso was shot and decapitated

Protected goose dumped beside River Thurso was shot and decapitated

11 February 2024

A decapitated goose was shot and dumped on the banks of the River Thurso in a plastic bag, police have said.


Rail group hopes for action to improve Far North Line after meeting with new transport secretary

10 February 2024
Rail group hopes for action to improve Far North Line after meeting with new transport secretary

Rail group hopes for action to improve Far North Line after meeting with new transport secretary

10 February 2024

Rail campaigners are hoping that improvements to the Far North Line can start before the end of the year after a "friendly and constructive meeting".


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.


STONE'S SCOOP: Anas Sarwar shares his 'secret space' at Holyrood

04 February 2024
STONE'S SCOOP: Anas Sarwar shares his 'secret space' at Holyrood

STONE'S SCOOP: Anas Sarwar shares his 'secret space' at Holyrood

04 February 2024

Far north MP Jamie Stone speaks to the Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar about Holyrood and Westminster, his inspirations and how he blows off steam


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.


CAITHNESS CHAMBER: Investing in young workforce supports the whole north Highland region

27 January 2024
CAITHNESS CHAMBER: Investing in young workforce supports the whole north Highland region

CAITHNESS CHAMBER: Investing in young workforce supports the whole north Highland region

27 January 2024

Trudy Morris, chief executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, welcomes the 'promising sign' that businesses are dedicated to the far north


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Explore the forest trails where Strathpuffer bikers have a blast

21 January 2024
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Explore the forest trails where Strathpuffer bikers have a blast

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Explore the forest trails where Strathpuffer bikers have a blast

21 January 2024

John Davidson enjoys some rare winter sunshine on a family walk in a popular Highland forest


Broch builders delighted at 'overwhelmingly positive' reaction to Caithness site

09 January 2024
Broch builders delighted at 'overwhelmingly positive' reaction to Caithness site

Broch builders delighted at 'overwhelmingly positive' reaction to Caithness site

09 January 2024

An “overwhelmingly positive” response has been received by a group hoping to build the first full-scale Iron Age broch in 2000 years.


Caithness champion at Thainstone's 34th anniversary cattle sale

08 January 2024
Caithness champion at Thainstone's 34th anniversary cattle sale

Caithness champion at Thainstone's 34th anniversary cattle sale

08 January 2024

A Caithness bred Limousin cross heifer took the top prize at a new year anniversary sale at Thainstone mart in Aberdeen on Friday.


Cliff-top castle in Dunbeath is one of most popular homes on market in 2023

08 January 2024
Cliff-top castle in Dunbeath is one of most popular homes on market in 2023

Cliff-top castle in Dunbeath is one of most popular homes on market in 2023

08 January 2024

Dunbeath Castle has been listed in the top 10 most popular properties for sale in 2023 by an online estate agents.


Child Benefit payments can now be made 'within days, not weeks'

07 January 2024
Child Benefit payments can now be made 'within days, not weeks'

Child Benefit payments can now be made 'within days, not weeks'

07 January 2024

New parents can go online to claim Child Benefit payments worth over £1200 a year.


Don't underestimate dangers of button batteries, parents told

07 January 2024
Don't underestimate dangers of button batteries, parents told

Don't underestimate dangers of button batteries, parents told

07 January 2024

People are being warned about the dangers of button batteries after an influx of toys and gadgets into homes after Christmas.


John O'Groats Trail: Two major burn crossings on radar for 2024

07 January 2024
John O'Groats Trail: Two major burn crossings on radar for 2024

John O'Groats Trail: Two major burn crossings on radar for 2024

07 January 2024

The manager of the John O’Groats Trail hopes that two major obstacles on the long-distance route can be overcome in 2024.


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