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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

Nominate a cycling hero for Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling 2022

08 August 2022
Nominate a cycling hero for Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling 2022

Nominate a cycling hero for Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling 2022

08 August 2022

Cycling UK has opened nominations for its 100 Women in Cycling 2022, a list which each year celebrates exceptional women inspiring others to cycle.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail is magical walk for Harry Potter fans – but muggles need to plan for parking problems

06 August 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail is magical walk for Harry Potter fans – but muggles need to plan for parking problems

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail is magical walk for Harry Potter fans – but muggles need to plan for parking problems

06 August 2022

A lovely walk under the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct is just reward for John Davidson, who advises checking ahead to avoid the parking chaos


MAGNUS DAVIDSON: New land reform bill could yet have a positive impact on rural communities

03 August 2022
MAGNUS DAVIDSON: New land reform bill could yet have a positive impact on rural communities

MAGNUS DAVIDSON: New land reform bill could yet have a positive impact on rural communities

03 August 2022

After attending a consultation on a proposed new land reform bill, Magnus Davidson considers its potential impacts on land management in the far north


Rising cost of fuel is hurting furthest flung businesses who rely on visitors

29 July 2022
Rising cost of fuel is hurting furthest flung businesses who rely on visitors

Rising cost of fuel is hurting furthest flung businesses who rely on visitors

29 July 2022

The rising cost of fuel and other living costs is starting to have a real impact on businesses in the far north.


Going with the Flow on quiet cycle ride

24 July 2022
Going with the Flow on quiet cycle ride

Going with the Flow on quiet cycle ride

24 July 2022

John Davidson explores the quieter side of north Sutherland on a cycle that gets away from the main North Coast 500 route


Dornoch man goes the extra mile at Moray Ways ultramarathon

07 July 2022
Dornoch man goes the extra mile at Moray Ways ultramarathon

Dornoch man goes the extra mile at Moray Ways ultramarathon

07 July 2022

Dornoch ultra runner Alexander Richardson has gone the extra mile to help out his local community – literally!


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.


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