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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

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cloud cover fails to put brakes on bike trip to Munros

04 March 2024
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cloud cover fails to put brakes on bike trip to Munros

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cloud cover fails to put brakes on bike trip to Munros

04 March 2024

John Davidson uses the mountain bike to access two hills at Attadale, where mechanical issues add to the adventure


Restored Flow Country bogs contribute to 10,000ha of 're-wetted' peatlands

04 March 2024
Restored Flow Country bogs contribute to 10,000ha of 're-wetted' peatlands

Restored Flow Country bogs contribute to 10,000ha of 're-wetted' peatlands

04 March 2024

Work to restore thousands of hectares of damaged peatland on publicly owned forestry land including in the Flow Country has reached a milestone.


Restored Flow Country bogs contribute to 10,000ha of 're-wetted' peatlands

04 March 2024
Restored Flow Country bogs contribute to 10,000ha of 're-wetted' peatlands

Restored Flow Country bogs contribute to 10,000ha of 're-wetted' peatlands

04 March 2024

Work to restore thousands of hectares of damaged peatland on publicly owned forestry land including in the Flow Country has reached a milestone.


£100k skills boost for Caithness and north Sutherland businesses

01 March 2024
£100k skills boost for Caithness and north Sutherland businesses

£100k skills boost for Caithness and north Sutherland businesses

01 March 2024

A £100,000 investment has been made to help tackle skills shortages and boost investment across the far north.


£100k skills boost for Caithness and north Sutherland businesses

01 March 2024
£100k skills boost for Caithness and north Sutherland businesses

£100k skills boost for Caithness and north Sutherland businesses

01 March 2024

A £100,000 investment has been made to help tackle skills shortages and boost investment across the far north.


Green energy park is offering low-cost units for businesses

01 March 2024
Green energy park is offering low-cost units for businesses

Green energy park is offering low-cost units for businesses

01 March 2024

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


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.


Houthi attacks mean no medals or T-shirts at finish of Inverness Half Marathon

28 February 2024
Houthi attacks mean no medals or T-shirts at finish of Inverness Half Marathon

Houthi attacks mean no medals or T-shirts at finish of Inverness Half Marathon

28 February 2024

Runners hoping to celebrate their half marathon and 5k success next weekend will have to wait a little longer for their medals.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Exploring the islands of Loch Tarff by kayak

26 February 2024
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Exploring the islands of Loch Tarff by kayak

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Exploring the islands of Loch Tarff by kayak

26 February 2024

John Davidson enjoys a peaceful paddle around Loch Tarff, in the hills above Fort Augustus near Loch Ness


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Village is a haven for wildlife and more

19 February 2024
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Village is a haven for wildlife and more

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Village is a haven for wildlife and more

19 February 2024

John Davidson enjoys a gentle woodland walk with the family at Boat of Garten, where he finds plenty to do


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.


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.


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.


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