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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.

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Green energy park is offering low-cost units for businesses

29 February 2024
Green energy park is offering low-cost units for businesses

Green energy park is offering low-cost units for businesses

29 February 2024

Highland Woodchip Co Ltd has reached completion on its new Green Energy Park in Grantown-on-Spey.


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.


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.


Stay clear of storm-damaged forests in Highlands, people warned

12 January 2024
Stay clear of storm-damaged forests in Highlands, people warned

Stay clear of storm-damaged forests in Highlands, people warned

12 January 2024

Walkers are being warned to avoid some forestry sites in the Highlands after paths and bridges are thought to have been damaged in recent storms.


Warning that winter in Highland mountains leaves 'little room for error'

13 December 2023
Warning that winter in Highland mountains leaves 'little room for error'

Warning that winter in Highland mountains leaves 'little room for error'

13 December 2023

The Highlands can be transformed in winter, but people are being warned that conditions can leave little room for error in the hills.


British Alpinist Fay Manners hopes to be role model for young women in sport

01 December 2023
British Alpinist Fay Manners hopes to be role model for young women in sport

British Alpinist Fay Manners hopes to be role model for young women in sport

01 December 2023

Internationally renowned UK climber Fay Manners told an audience in Aviemore that she wants to encourage young women to follow their passion for sport


New national park in Highlands needs a 'huge community effort'

25 October 2023
New national park in Highlands needs a 'huge community effort'

New national park in Highlands needs a 'huge community effort'

25 October 2023

The Highlands has an opportunity to become “Scotland’s true gateway to nature” as an appeal has gone out to nominate Scotland's next national park.


Check for deer stalking advice and help reduce overgrazing in Highlands

22 September 2023
Check for deer stalking advice and help reduce overgrazing in Highlands

Check for deer stalking advice and help reduce overgrazing in Highlands

22 September 2023

Hill walkers and others who access the mountains across the Highlands are being asked to check for deer stalking activity during a key period.


Schools across Highlands to be closed for THREE days next week for strike action

20 September 2023
Schools across Highlands to be closed for THREE days next week for strike action

Schools across Highlands to be closed for THREE days next week for strike action

20 September 2023

Parents have been told that schools will be closed to pupils for three days next week as non-teaching staff take strike action over pay.


'No excuse' to use snares to kill wildlife, says Highland MSP

24 August 2023
'No excuse' to use snares to kill wildlife, says Highland MSP

'No excuse' to use snares to kill wildlife, says Highland MSP

24 August 2023

'Trapping animals in snares is cruel, barbaric and needs to end'


Distinctive blue Top Up Taps are helping cut down waste

20 August 2023
Distinctive blue Top Up Taps are helping cut down waste

Distinctive blue Top Up Taps are helping cut down waste

20 August 2023

A network of hi-tech public water taps has helped Scotland save the equivalent of five million plastic bottles, according to Scottish Water.


Cairngorms ready for cycling boom after success of UCI Cycling World Championships

17 August 2023
Cairngorms ready for cycling boom after success of UCI Cycling World Championships

Cairngorms ready for cycling boom after success of UCI Cycling World Championships

17 August 2023

Businesses in the Cairngorms are hoping to take advantage of a boom in cycling following the UCI Cycling World Championships this summer.


Highland health walk leaders needed as Paths For All charity looks for volunteers

19 July 2023
Highland health walk leaders needed as Paths For All charity looks for volunteers

Highland health walk leaders needed as Paths For All charity looks for volunteers

19 July 2023

Keen walkers across the Highlands are being urged to step up to lead health walks in the region.


INTERVIEW: Dealing with dirty camping at Glenmore is an ongoing challenge

30 June 2023
INTERVIEW: Dealing with dirty camping at Glenmore is an ongoing challenge

INTERVIEW: Dealing with dirty camping at Glenmore is an ongoing challenge

30 June 2023

John Davidson speaks to Paul Hibberd of Forestry and Land Scotland about dealing with problem campers at Highland hotspots during the summer holidays


Historic objects open up stories for new Highland museum platform

14 June 2023
Historic objects open up stories for new Highland museum platform

Historic objects open up stories for new Highland museum platform

14 June 2023

Museums from around the Highlands have joined forces to provide a new way to learn about the rich history of the area.


'Boots on the ground' – Highland access rangers start work to promote responsible use of outdoors

02 June 2023
'Boots on the ground' – Highland access rangers start work to promote responsible use of outdoors

'Boots on the ground' – Highland access rangers start work to promote responsible use of outdoors

02 June 2023

A team of access rangers have begun their seasonal work to promote responsible access in tourist hotspots across the Highlands this summer.


Markus Stitz: Opening up a world of bikepacking adventures in the Highlands

05 May 2023
Markus Stitz: Opening up a world of bikepacking adventures in the Highlands

Markus Stitz: Opening up a world of bikepacking adventures in the Highlands

05 May 2023

Cycling around the world on a singlespeed bike is 'a bit niche' the German adventurer admits when he speaks to John Davidson ahead a new book launch


Murder police in hunt for missing partner of Highland woman

27 April 2023
Murder police in hunt for missing partner of Highland woman

Murder police in hunt for missing partner of Highland woman

27 April 2023

Police are hunting for the missing partner of a woman from Wick after launching a murder investigation into her death.


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