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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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PICTURES: Brandon McPhee lights up faces – and Christmas tree – at Wick care home

05 December 2023
PICTURES: Brandon McPhee lights up faces – and Christmas tree – at Wick care home

PICTURES: Brandon McPhee lights up faces – and Christmas tree – at Wick care home

05 December 2023

Brandon McPhee brought a cheerful smile to residents and staff at Seaview House care home in Wick when he turned on their very own Christmas lights.


Halkirk Young Farmers on way to culinary final after Ready Steady Cook style competition win in Thurso

05 December 2023
Halkirk Young Farmers on way to culinary final after Ready Steady Cook style competition win in Thurso

Halkirk Young Farmers on way to culinary final after Ready Steady Cook style competition win in Thurso

05 December 2023

Young Farmers in Caithness have served up some tasty treats on their way to the national final of a “Ready, Steady, Cook” style competition.


Dancing the night away in Wick – Christmas party for Enable Caithness members

05 December 2023
Dancing the night away in Wick – Christmas party for Enable Caithness members

Dancing the night away in Wick – Christmas party for Enable Caithness members

05 December 2023

Members of the Caithness branch of Enable got into the spirit of the festive season on Saturday evening when they held their annual Christmas party.


PICTURES: North coast surf pair have 'amazing' time as Scots jump up rankings after world championships in Brazil

04 December 2023
PICTURES: North coast surf pair have 'amazing' time as Scots jump up rankings after world championships in Brazil

PICTURES: North coast surf pair have 'amazing' time as Scots jump up rankings after world championships in Brazil

04 December 2023

North coast surfer Craig Mclachlan helped his Scottish junior teammates climb off the bottom of the world rankings after competing in Rio de Janeiro.


Looking Back – news from the John O'Groat Journal of yesteryear

02 December 2023
Looking Back – news from the John O'Groat Journal of yesteryear

Looking Back – news from the John O'Groat Journal of yesteryear

02 December 2023

A look back at the stories making the news in the Journal in 1923, 1973 and 1998.


NHS 24 urges people to prepare for when winter bugs bite

02 December 2023
NHS 24 urges people to prepare for when winter bugs bite

NHS 24 urges people to prepare for when winter bugs bite

02 December 2023

People are being reminded to plan ahead for any winter bugs that might strike during a busy time of year for the NHS.


Wick bus firm licence changed after public inquiry

29 November 2023
Wick bus firm licence changed after public inquiry

Wick bus firm licence changed after public inquiry

29 November 2023

A Caithness bus company has had changes enforced on its operating licence after a public inquiry.


Final call for entries ahead of next week's Caithness Christmas show at Quoybrae

27 November 2023
Final call for entries ahead of next week's Caithness Christmas show at Quoybrae

Final call for entries ahead of next week's Caithness Christmas show at Quoybrae

27 November 2023

Exhibitors are being encouraged to get their entries in for next week's annual Caithness Christmas show and sale at the Quoybrae auction mart.


Latest volume of Let's Remember Caithness is more than a book – it's a 'communal photo album'

26 November 2023
Latest volume of Let's Remember Caithness is more than a book – it's a 'communal photo album'

Latest volume of Let's Remember Caithness is more than a book – it's a 'communal photo album'

26 November 2023

The popular series continues with Let's Remember Caithness Volume 5 now available in time for Christmas


Mount Pleasant pupils in Thurso donate 124 boxes to Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

25 November 2023
Mount Pleasant pupils in Thurso donate 124 boxes to Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

Mount Pleasant pupils in Thurso donate 124 boxes to Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

25 November 2023

Thurso pupils at one primary school made up 124 boxes of gifts and essential items to help those in need at Christmas time.


Access panel members wanted in Caithness

25 November 2023
Access panel members wanted in Caithness

Access panel members wanted in Caithness

25 November 2023

Volunteers are being sought to join local outdoor access forums across the Highlands including in Caithness and Sutherland.


'Fight on our hands' to save Wick-Aberdeen flights, claim MSPs

24 November 2023
'Fight on our hands' to save Wick-Aberdeen flights, claim MSPs

'Fight on our hands' to save Wick-Aberdeen flights, claim MSPs

24 November 2023

Concerns have been raised that subsidised flights between Wick and Aberdeen could be under threat next year when the funding is reviewed.


Fighting gender-based violence – one marathon at a time

24 November 2023
Fighting gender-based violence – one marathon at a time

Fighting gender-based violence – one marathon at a time

24 November 2023

A Thurso campaigner will be marking the United Nations’ 16 days of activism against gender-based violence with a challenge that goes the extra mile.


Arts fun in Thurso for local Beaver Scouts

23 November 2023
Arts fun in Thurso for local Beaver Scouts

Arts fun in Thurso for local Beaver Scouts

23 November 2023

Beaver Scouts from 2nd Thurso and Reay spent time enjoying art at the North Coast Visitor Centre in Thurso – and having a go themselves.


2024 Caithness Calendar is available now

22 November 2023
2024 Caithness Calendar is available now

2024 Caithness Calendar is available now

22 November 2023

The 2024 Caithness Calendar, published by the John O'Groat Journal and Caithness Courier, is now available to buy.


Wick gymnasts put on a Willy Wonka spectacular at festival

22 November 2023
Wick gymnasts put on a Willy Wonka spectacular at festival

Wick gymnasts put on a Willy Wonka spectacular at festival

22 November 2023

Young gymnasts from Wick and the surrounding areas made a sparkling impression at the Sapphire Gymnastics Club’s birthday Gymfest earlier this month.


Pony Club celebrate successes at Caithness prize-giving

20 November 2023
Pony Club celebrate successes at Caithness prize-giving

Pony Club celebrate successes at Caithness prize-giving

20 November 2023

The Caithness branch of the Pony Club held its annual prize-giving ceremony on Friday at the rugby club in Thurso.


Deadline approaches for community council ballots

20 November 2023
Deadline approaches for community council ballots

Deadline approaches for community council ballots

20 November 2023

Votes for local community representatives in Thurso, Watten, Melvich and Bettyhill will be counted from next week as the deadline approaches.


WATCH: See how replica Caithness broch would look in its proposed location

20 November 2023
WATCH: See how replica Caithness broch would look in its proposed location

WATCH: See how replica Caithness broch would look in its proposed location

20 November 2023

Caithness Broch Project announced that its preferred site to build the first full-size replica of the Iron Age structures would be near Latheron.


Parents to form new pressure group in bid to improve autism support

08 November 2023
Parents to form new pressure group in bid to improve autism support

Parents to form new pressure group in bid to improve autism support

08 November 2023

Parents of children with autism spectrum conditions in the far north are planning to form a pressure group to campaign for improvements in support.


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