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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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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.


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.


Thurso care home residents welcome in Chinese New Year

17 February 2024
Thurso care home residents welcome in Chinese New Year

Thurso care home residents welcome in Chinese New Year

17 February 2024

Staff and residents at Pentland View in Thurso welcomed in the Year of the Dragon with a day of celebrations and activities.


Anglers hear tale of 13lb salmon at opening of Forss Water

14 February 2024
Anglers hear tale of 13lb salmon at opening of Forss Water

Anglers hear tale of 13lb salmon at opening of Forss Water

14 February 2024

The opening of the salmon season on the Forss Water was marked on Monday when around 20 people gathered for the occasion.


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.


Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

13 February 2024
Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

13 February 2024

Foxes are being blamed for killing lambs on Scottish farms and crofts where there was suspicion over badgers being responsible.


PICTURES: Scottish Masters cross country success in Forres for North Highland Harriers

13 February 2024
PICTURES: Scottish Masters cross country success in Forres for North Highland Harriers

PICTURES: Scottish Masters cross country success in Forres for North Highland Harriers

13 February 2024

North Highland Harriers made their presence felt at the Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships in Forres at the weekend.


Thurso man has trio of marathons in his sights for ShelterBox charity

12 February 2024
Thurso man has trio of marathons in his sights for ShelterBox charity

Thurso man has trio of marathons in his sights for ShelterBox charity

12 February 2024

A Thurso Rotarian is hoping to “go out with a bang” when he steps down as president this summer – by running a trio of marathons.


Mount Pleasant pupils celebrate Scottish culture in style

12 February 2024
Mount Pleasant pupils celebrate Scottish culture in style

Mount Pleasant pupils celebrate Scottish culture in style

12 February 2024

Children at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Thurso enjoyed a celebration of all things Scottish when they marked the 265th birthday of Robert Burns.


Thurso wind farm developer claims 'biodiversity gain' from Cairnmore Hill proposal

12 February 2024
Thurso wind farm developer claims 'biodiversity gain' from Cairnmore Hill proposal

Thurso wind farm developer claims 'biodiversity gain' from Cairnmore Hill proposal

12 February 2024

The developer of a proposed five-turbine wind farm close to Thurso claims the scheme will improve biodiversity by improving habitats in the area.


Protected goose dumped beside River Thurso was shot and decapitated

10 February 2024
Protected goose dumped beside River Thurso was shot and decapitated

Protected goose dumped beside River Thurso was shot and decapitated

10 February 2024

A decapitated goose was shot and dumped on the banks of the River Thurso in a plastic bag, police have said.


Thurso pupils make a song and dance of celebrating Scots culture

09 February 2024
Thurso pupils make a song and dance of celebrating Scots culture

Thurso pupils make a song and dance of celebrating Scots culture

09 February 2024

Miller Academy Primary School was awash with tartan to mark Burns Day when a delicious traditional Burns Day lunch of haggis and sausages was enjoyed.


Rail group hopes for action to improve Far North Line after meeting with new transport secretary

09 February 2024
Rail group hopes for action to improve Far North Line after meeting with new transport secretary

Rail group hopes for action to improve Far North Line after meeting with new transport secretary

09 February 2024

Rail campaigners are hoping that improvements to the Far North Line can start before the end of the year after a "friendly and constructive meeting".


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.


Chance to learn about busy bees with Caithness countryside ranger

04 February 2024
Chance to learn about busy bees with Caithness countryside ranger

Chance to learn about busy bees with Caithness countryside ranger

04 February 2024

People are being given the chance to learn more about the buzzing sounds of summer in Caithness with an event focused on bumblebees.


Caithness 'left to crumble' as MSP calls for more cash to help fix £233m roads backlog

03 February 2024
Caithness 'left to crumble' as MSP calls for more cash to help fix £233m roads backlog

Caithness 'left to crumble' as MSP calls for more cash to help fix £233m roads backlog

03 February 2024

A Highland MSP claims that people in the Highlands are being ignored as the far north is left to crumble.


Water bills to rise for Caithness households

01 February 2024
Water bills to rise for Caithness households

Water bills to rise for Caithness households

01 February 2024

Water bills are set to rise by nearly nine per cent from April.


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.


Scrabster oil theft prompts further warning to protect tanks

26 January 2024
Scrabster oil theft prompts further warning to protect tanks

Scrabster oil theft prompts further warning to protect tanks

26 January 2024

Hundreds of litres of heating oil have been stolen from a property in Scrabster within the last week as people are urged to protect against crimes.


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