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Event Safety Training

British Orienteering require all event officials to undergo training in Event Safety and Welfare.  This is delivered as a 3-hour workshop, highly practical in nature, sociable, enjoyable and informative.  A schedule of courses across Scotland is being arranged for early 2016.  First to be confirmed is Carmichael on 21st March.

06th Feb 16  

World Orienteering Day 11th May 2016

World Orienteering day, Credit:IOF

First newsletter

The first ever World Orienteering Day will be held on Wednesday, May 11th. All schools, all O-clubs and all countries all over the world are encouraged to participate. The IOF are looking to set a new Guinness World Record of 250,000 young people participating in orienteering events simultaneously all over the world. 
Here is the first World Orienteering Day newsletter.

06th Feb 16  

bto SOUL 6, Falkirk, Jul 16

Sprint Scotland logo, Credit:Graham Gristwood

Part of Sprint Scotland Training Camp

This is a World Ranking Event (along with SOUL 7 on Sunday 17th). Using a new map and with another race in the afternoon along with a ceilidh in the evening.

If you want to improve your Sprint skills you should consider signing up for the training camp that runs from Thur 14th July.

05th Feb 16  

Scottish Night Championships 2016

Edinburgh Southern OC logo

Sat 6th Feb

North Pentland Hills, with the event centre at the Bonaly Scout Centre. Final details and start times are on the Edinburgh Southern OC website.
The bto Scottish Orienteering Urban League event is on Sunday 7th

Enter by 31st Jan via 

26th Jan 16

bto SOUL 2, Sth Queensferry, Feb 7

Inc. Scottish Sprint Champs

Results and routegadget now available on the ESOC website

Thanks to SPORTident UK, SPORTident Active Cards (SIACs) will be available for use at this event, giving you the choice of normal or contactless punching.

The Scottish Night Champs are the night before on the North Pentland hills.

26th Jan 16

Equality and Diversity Policy

Equality Standard logo

Updated Jan 2016

The SOA achieved the Foundation Level of the Equality Standard in March 2013. As part of our commitment to the Equality Standard we are resubmitting at Foundation Level, and are currently going through an audit process with completion planned for the end of March 2016. A commitment to deliver against an equality policy is one of the principles of good governance for SGBs in Scotland set-out by sportscotland.

26th Jan 16  

bto SOUL 1, Edinburgh, Jan 23

Edinburgh Big Weekend

Results, including league placings and Routegadget

Thanks to Robin and Sheila Strain for gettting these up so quickly. And thanks to EUOC and their team of volunteers for a great weekend.

bto SOUL 1 is the main event on Sat 23, sandwiched between a campus based night event on Fri 22 and a SoSOL race with a twist on Sun 24. 
The bto SOUL series 2015 prizegiving was on Saturday afternoon.
Event website.

24th Jan 16

Volunteers’ Weekend 13-15 May

SOA logo

Exciting additions to timetable

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the 2016 Volunteers’ Weekend, which will be held at Glenmore Lodge from mid-day Friday 13 May to late afternoon Sunday 15 May.

We don’t always use the term “volunteering” for the work that so many people do, planning, organising, coaching, managing technology, running the club, and indeed making WOC2015 happen – but this weekend is the SOA’s way of thanking you for your contribution.

We're already on version 2 of the timetable, and various sponsors have given prizes for quizzes and competitions.

20th Jan 16  

Older items

Junior Selection Opportunities… 11th Jan 16

ScotJOS: call for volunteers to support the squad… 11th Jan 16

ScotJOS Programme 2016… 11th Jan 16

SOL 1, Elibank, Mar 6… 08th Jan 16

SOA Club Development Fund… 07th Jan 16

Orienteering Techniques by Gareth Bryan-Jones… 07th Jan 16

Funding Opportunities… 07th Jan 16

National Centre course schedule… 06th Jan 16

bto Urban League 2016… 01st Jan 16

Regular Orienteering Map Programme… 22nd Dec 15

Funding for UKCC courses… 15th Dec 15

Ian Robertson 1932-2015… 14th Dec 15

Coaching Foundation course… 13th Dec 15

WOC Long wins Course of the Year… 08th Dec 15

SCORE magazine, Dec 2015… 03rd Dec 15

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