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Volunteer position: Trophy Coordinator

SOA is looking for a volunteer to coordinate the SOA trophies that are awarded to the various classes at Scottish Championships in different disciplines and the Scottish Orienteering League.

22nd Oct 16  

Moray Mix Weekend 2016

Compass Point Scottish O League

29-30th October
A middle distance race on Saturday and SOL 7 on Sunday, both in Culbin Forest. The weekend also incorporates the SOA Junior Inter-Area competition. Entry close after 23rd Oct. On Saturday (middle distance) they are reaching maximum course numbers on several courses, so Entry on the Day may be very limited.

Full details on the Moravian website, online entry via

21st Oct 16

National Map Reading Week

Ordnance Survey want to help people improve their map reading skills. There are lots of guides and videos to help with things like reading contours for example. Whilst not orienteering specific many of the skills are transferable.
National Map Reading Week website

17th Oct 16

CompassSport Cup 2016

Congratulations to FVO who won the large clubs competition (the Cup) and to Interløpers who won the small clubs (the Trophy) with CLYDE coming second.
Full results and statistics, report below.

17th Oct 16  

Orienteering on ITV

SOA Info/News info

The ITV Border programme ‘Border Life’ is expected to include a report of a Solway Orienteers event at Mark Hill that was held in August sometime soon ( a link will be here when it's broadcast). They had an Austrian club visiting that week so they also feature, and one of the victorious GB relay team from the World University Championships the previous week was warming down by having a holiday in the region, so Megan Carter-Davies was also interviewed.

16th Oct 16

Ward Junior Home Internationals 2016

8th/9th October 2016

England were the overall winners, with Scotland 2nd, Ireland 3rd and Wales 4th.
They were held in the North East of England as part of the October Odyssey weekend organised by Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers. Results link
Report and photos below.

11th Oct 16  

Moray Schools Sponsorship Deal

Innes & Mackay

Moray will be represented at the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival next year thanks to a generous sponsorship deal with Inverness solicitors and estate agents Innes & Mackay.
The law firm in the Highland capital are laying on a 57-seater coach that will enable the top-performing schools from the Moray Schools Orienteering Festival to represent Moray next June.

07th Oct 16  

Highland 2015 wins award

Peoples Choice Award - Event of the Year

The Scottish Orienteering Association picked up the prestigious Event of the Year Award (People’s Choice) at the Drum Event Awards in Glasgow for the staging of Highland 2015 – World Orienteering Championships and the Scottish 6 Days. Partners included EventScotland, British Orienteering and the Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Co Ltd, and thanks go out to everyone involved, particularly the many helpers and volunteers, who helped make this event such a success.

06th Oct 16  

New Funding from Cairngorm LEADER for Orienteering

Project manager, Sarah Dunn

The SOA has been successful in winning a grant through Cairngorm LEADER to fund a new 2-year development project in upper Deeside and Donside linked to the 2017 Scottish 6 Days and 2018 British Orienteering Championships, both of which are planned to be held in Deeside.

06th Oct 16  

Older items

Compass Point Scottish O League 2016… 04th Oct 16

Junior European Cup 2016… 04th Oct 16

National Centre course schedule… 03rd Oct 16

Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards… 03rd Oct 16

SOL 6, Fairy Knowe & Doon Hill, Oct 2… 02nd Oct 16

Controllers Training Course… 01st Oct 16

Junior Inter-Regional Championships 2016… 27th Sep 16

Scottish team selections for the Senior Home Internationals… 27th Sep 16

New SCORE Editor… 23rd Sep 16

Highland 2015 up for award… 23rd Sep 16

SCORE magazine… 22nd Sep 16

New Regional Development Officer Central / South appointed… 21st Sep 16

Hollie and Jess on the podium… 19th Sep 16

SOA Club Development Fund… 19th Sep 16

Orienteering, more than just running… 18th Sep 16

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