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International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015

How do Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland do this?
Follow the Live blog by Jan Kocbach
From Monday August 24th until Wednesday August 26th
Worthwhile following, great material and ideas. What could Scotland take from this and implement?

25th Aug 15

Glen Coe Skyline race

Congratulations to Johannes Felter

Johannes Felter, the SOA Regional Development officer (Highland), was 13th at the inaugural Glen Coe Skyline race. This is 52.96km with 4,256m of climb, which he did in 8:33:10. The winner, Joe Symonds, did it in 7:36:21. The route features long and sustained sections of scrambling terrain, which is roughly equivalent to moderate standard…

24th Aug 15

Highland 2015, Thanks

From SOA and 6 Day Co

On behalf of Scottish Orienteering and the 6 Day Company, we would like to pass on our gratitude and admiration to everyone involved in staging Highland 2015. Under the outstanding leadership of Richard Oxlade, the team delivered an event of exceptional quality. Richard’s calm approach to dealing with the many issues that arose in the…

12th Aug 15

Highland 2015 now over

World Orienteering Champs & Scottish 6 days

After the long build up and then the excitement, it’s all over now.
But you can relive some of that excitement by visiting the event websites and checking out the Results, Reports, RouteGadget, Photos, GPS tracking, and I’ve just added Videos from all the WOC days. WOC2015 website and 6 Days website
We can all be proud of the quality of…

09th Aug 15

Sandy Robertson


Sandy passed away peacefully in the early hours of the 31st July 2015 after a long illness. He was an Honorary Vice President of SOA and one of the founding members of ESOC and CUNOC.

01st Aug 15

World Orienteering Championships

Based around the Inverness area

The World Orienteering Championships are now on, and there is live coverage on BBC ALBA TV
Sat 1st, Sprint Relay 18:00-19:25
Sun 2nd, Sprint Final 16:45-19:10
Wed 5th, Relay 16:00-18:10
The television coverage will be presented by Derek Mackay with expert analysis provided by orienteering coach, and former GBR Orienteering team member,…

01st Aug 15

Find Your Way to Orienteering

Information for clubs

British Orienteering will shortly be announcing the “Find Your Way to Orienteering” scheme, which is intended to give newcomers a clear pathway into the sport and an easily understood source of information.  As the SOA has been heavily involved in developing this scheme, we can offer a preview of what the scheme offers and requires,…

14th Jul 15

SOA Annual General Meeting 2015

Minutes and accounts published

The AGM was held at 6 p.m.on Saturday 23 May, following the Scottish Individual Championships at Ardnaskie. The venue for the AGM was the Village Hall in nearby Taynuilt.
The minutes are now published below.

25th Jun 15

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