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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

Boy bitten by dog at Tain restaurant

04 July 2022
Boy bitten by dog at Tain restaurant

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.


Around GB rowing challenge sees A&E doctors head for Cape Wrath

01 July 2022
Around GB rowing challenge sees A&E doctors head for Cape Wrath

Around GB rowing challenge sees A&E doctors head for Cape Wrath

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.


Motorcyclist dies of injuries after crash near Castletown during North Coast 500 holiday

27 June 2022
Motorcyclist dies of injuries after crash near Castletown during North Coast 500 holiday

Motorcyclist dies of injuries after crash near Castletown during North Coast 500 holiday

27 June 2022

Police have confirmed that a visiting motorcyclist was killed in a crash near Castletown earlier this month.


Last spent fuel box from Dounreay is processed in landmark moment ahead of Sellafield nuclear plant shutdown

25 June 2022
Last spent fuel box from Dounreay is processed in landmark moment ahead of Sellafield nuclear plant shutdown

Last spent fuel box from Dounreay is processed in landmark moment ahead of Sellafield nuclear plant shutdown

25 June 2022

The final box of spent fuel from Dounreay has been reprocessed by staff at Sellafield's Magnox Reprocessing Plant in Cumbria.


Motorcyclist from Dunnet killed in morning crash on A836

25 June 2022
Motorcyclist from Dunnet killed in morning crash on A836

Motorcyclist from Dunnet killed in morning crash on A836

25 June 2022

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


Deadline looms for Sutherland young citizen award

24 June 2022
Deadline looms for Sutherland young citizen award

Deadline looms for Sutherland young citizen award

24 June 2022

The deadline is fast approaching to submit nominations for the Sutherland Young Citizen of the Year award.


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.


Workers at Loch Eriboll fish farm praised after Thurso lifeboat crew rescues stricken yacht

19 June 2022
Workers at Loch Eriboll fish farm praised after Thurso lifeboat crew rescues stricken yacht

Workers at Loch Eriboll fish farm praised after Thurso lifeboat crew rescues stricken yacht

19 June 2022

Workers at a Sutherland fish farm have been praised for their quick thinking in helping a yacht that had had its sail torn in high winds on Friday.


Still time to have your say on community benefit fund for Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

16 June 2022
Still time to have your say on community benefit fund for Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Still time to have your say on community benefit fund for Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

16 June 2022

Communities around west Caithness and north Sutherland could benefit from a benefit fund related to a proposed floating wind farm off Dounreay.


Police appeal as motorcyclist treated for life-threatening injuries after crash on A836 near Castletown

15 June 2022
Police appeal as motorcyclist treated for life-threatening injuries after crash on A836 near Castletown

Police appeal as motorcyclist treated for life-threatening injuries after crash on A836 near Castletown

15 June 2022

Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries in a crash near Castletown on Tuesday.


Plea for information after car vandalised at Rogart

15 June 2022
Plea for information after car vandalised at Rogart

Plea for information after car vandalised at Rogart

15 June 2022

A car was vandalised at Rogart over the weekend in what police say looks like a "deliberate act".


Resurfacing works planned on A9 near Helmsdale

13 June 2022
Resurfacing works planned on A9 near Helmsdale

Resurfacing works planned on A9 near Helmsdale

13 June 2022

Motorists are being warned of delays on the A9 south of Helmsdale as works to resurface part of the trunk road take place.


Communities can apply to £5m fund for active and sustainable travel projects

12 June 2022
Communities can apply to £5m fund for active and sustainable travel projects

Communities can apply to £5m fund for active and sustainable travel projects

12 June 2022

A multimillion-pound fund aimed at increasing opportunities to walk, wheel and cycle for short journeys across Scotland has opened.


Caithness General to help out with day surgery backlog at Raigmore

10 June 2022
Caithness General to help out with day surgery backlog at Raigmore

Caithness General to help out with day surgery backlog at Raigmore

10 June 2022

Patients waiting for surgery at Raigmore Hospital could be offered a procedure at Wick in a bid to reduce waiting times.


Public asked for views on Melvich 'wind energy hub'

06 June 2022
Public asked for views on Melvich 'wind energy hub'

Public asked for views on Melvich 'wind energy hub'

06 June 2022

Thirteen turbines up to 149.9 metres tall are being proposed close to the north coast on a site near Melvich as part of a "wind energy hub".


Get walking for Mary's Meals and help children around the world

31 May 2022
Get walking for Mary's Meals and help children around the world

Get walking for Mary's Meals and help children around the world

31 May 2022

A charity that helps feed school children in some of the world's poorest countries is urging people across the country to get moving.


Deadline extended for Sutherland young citizen award nominations

27 May 2022
Deadline extended for Sutherland young citizen award nominations

Deadline extended for Sutherland young citizen award nominations

27 May 2022

More time is being offered to get nominations in for a local award aimed at Sutherland's bright young stars.


Nominate a young person to be Sutherland's citizen of the year 2022

20 May 2022
Nominate a young person to be Sutherland's citizen of the year 2022

Nominate a young person to be Sutherland's citizen of the year 2022

20 May 2022

Do you know somebody aged 12 to 14 who has made a real difference to their family, friends, community or school?


Ultra-runners – including one from Ukraine – gear up for start of Cape Wrath Ultra

19 May 2022
Ultra-runners – including one from Ukraine – gear up for start of Cape Wrath Ultra

Ultra-runners – including one from Ukraine – gear up for start of Cape Wrath Ultra

19 May 2022

Hundreds of ultra-runners from around the world are set to take on an epic challenge to reach the far north-west tip of Britain this weekend.


Unique chance to join voice coaching workshop

16 May 2022
Unique chance to join voice coaching workshop

Unique chance to join voice coaching workshop

16 May 2022

People from Sutherland and Caithness as well as the isles are being invited to take part in a voice workshop exploring dialect, speech and movement.


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