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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

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.


Warning as severe weather set to continue in Cairngorms

17 February 2022
Warning as severe weather set to continue in Cairngorms

Warning as severe weather set to continue in Cairngorms

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.


Introducing our brand new digital subscription packages and HNM app

20 September 2021
Introducing our brand new digital subscription packages and HNM app

Introducing our brand new digital subscription packages and HNM app

20 September 2021

News is always changing, and here at Highland News and Media we always aim to keep you up to date with what’s happening in your community.


Highland outdoors writer Peter Evans publishes new guide to the Deeside Way

07 September 2021
Highland outdoors writer Peter Evans publishes new guide to the Deeside Way

Highland outdoors writer Peter Evans publishes new guide to the Deeside Way

07 September 2021

A Highland-based outdoors writer has published the first guide to one of Scotland's long-distance trails.


POLL: Do you agree with the need for Covid vaccine certificates?

03 September 2021
POLL: Do you agree with the need for Covid vaccine certificates?

POLL: Do you agree with the need for Covid vaccine certificates?

03 September 2021

Have your say on the issue by clicking on the story and casting your vote


Covid 'vaccine passports' can be downloaded from today

03 September 2021
Covid 'vaccine passports' can be downloaded from today

Covid 'vaccine passports' can be downloaded from today

03 September 2021

People can download a vaccination certificate from today as the Scottish Government plans to introduce new measures to require the documents.


Scotland to move 'beyond level zero' on Monday – but Covid is not beaten, warns Nicola Sturgeon

03 August 2021
Scotland to move 'beyond level zero' on Monday – but Covid is not beaten, warns Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland to move 'beyond level zero' on Monday – but Covid is not beaten, warns Nicola Sturgeon

03 August 2021

Most legal restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus will be lifted in Scotland from Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.


PICTURES: Aviemore runner leads way after first day of Cape Wrath Trail

01 August 2021
PICTURES: Aviemore runner leads way after first day of Cape Wrath Trail

PICTURES: Aviemore runner leads way after first day of Cape Wrath Trail

01 August 2021

Ian Stewart headed the field after the first day of the Cape Wrath Ultra 2021 when he reached Glenfinnan on Sunday afternoon.


Walkers wanted to bag some soil from Cairngorms Munro tops

31 July 2021
Walkers wanted to bag some soil from Cairngorms Munro tops

Walkers wanted to bag some soil from Cairngorms Munro tops

31 July 2021

Hill walkers are being asked to take more than just photographs at summits in the Cairngorms this summer.


NHS Highland area sees 100 more Covid cases

09 July 2021
NHS Highland area sees 100 more Covid cases

NHS Highland area sees 100 more Covid cases

09 July 2021

One-hundred new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across the NHS Highland area in the last 24 hours.


LISTEN: To the latest episode from the Active Outdoors podcast

02 June 2021
LISTEN: To the latest episode from the Active Outdoors podcast

LISTEN: To the latest episode from the Active Outdoors podcast

02 June 2021

John Davidson talks to Karen Cox of Outfit Moray about the Cairngorm to Coast event as well as her own personal 'uphill' challenge


Rescuers spend thousands of hours on callouts during Covid-hit year

21 May 2021
Rescuers spend thousands of hours on callouts during Covid-hit year

Rescuers spend thousands of hours on callouts during Covid-hit year

21 May 2021

Scottish mountain rescuers spent more than 24,000 hours in 2020 helping people on call-outs in nearly 500 incidents.


NHS Highland area registers no new cases of Covid-19

17 May 2021
NHS Highland area registers no new cases of Covid-19

NHS Highland area registers no new cases of Covid-19

17 May 2021

There were no new coronavirus cases across the Highlands and Islands on Monday, as the cumulative total for the NHS Highland area remained at 5178.


Avalanche forecast ends with fewer snow slides

22 April 2021
Avalanche forecast ends with fewer snow slides

Avalanche forecast ends with fewer snow slides

22 April 2021

Scottish Avalanche Information Service ends season but warns that winter risks still persist on high mountains.


Covid-19 lockdown restrictions: What can I do and when?

30 March 2021
Covid-19 lockdown restrictions: What can I do and when?

Covid-19 lockdown restrictions: What can I do and when?

30 March 2021

Our guide to the coronavirus restrictions easing over the coming weeks and months


First dose of Covid vaccine now given to more than half the adults in NHS Highland area

20 March 2021
First dose of Covid vaccine now given to more than half the adults in NHS Highland area

First dose of Covid vaccine now given to more than half the adults in NHS Highland area

20 March 2021

The milestone was reached as a further 10 people in the health authority area tested positive for Covid-19.


Scottish mountain rescue teams get new state-of-the-art radios

18 March 2021
Scottish mountain rescue teams get new state-of-the-art radios

Scottish mountain rescue teams get new state-of-the-art radios

18 March 2021

A £1 million project to replace emergency radios used by rescue volunteers has just been completed


NHS Highland area records a further 25 cases of Covid-19

13 March 2021
NHS Highland area records a further 25 cases of Covid-19

NHS Highland area records a further 25 cases of Covid-19

13 March 2021

There were 25 new cases of Covid-19 recorded across the NHS Highland area in the latest 24-hour period, figures released on Saturday showed.


Art auction in aid of Marie Curie

13 March 2021
Art auction in aid of Marie Curie

Art auction in aid of Marie Curie

13 March 2021

End-of-life care charity Marie Curie is holding an online art sale to help plug a funding gap caused by the pandemic.


10 more positive Covid tests in NHS Highland area

28 February 2021
10 more positive Covid tests in NHS Highland area

10 more positive Covid tests in NHS Highland area

28 February 2021

Ten new coronavirus cases have been recorded in the NHS Highland area for the second day in succession.


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