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National Centre course schedule

LATEST ITEMS:  Event Safety Workshop to be run in Forres in June.  Bookings open for Coaching Foundation course 16 September near Perth.

27th May 16  

The Rules of Orienteering

Updated 1st May 2016

British Orienteering have issued an update to the rules. Some time ago they changed the structure of the documented rules and now most of the information is in one PDF that includes the appendices. There is also a useful guide that highlights the 2015 & 2016 changes. Link to the British Orienteering Rules page

27th May 16

President’s medal 2016

Awarded to Richard Oxlade

The President’s Medal 2016 has been awarded to Richard Oxlade of GRAMP, in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the success of Highland 2015.

23rd May 16  

Scottish Championships 2016

21st - 22nd May

Hosted by MAROC and GRAMP. Classic orienteering in the grounds and forests of Balmoral Castle which lies some 10km west of Ballater on Royal Deeside, in the North East of Scotland. The car park was in the grounds of the Royal Estate at Balmoral. The Assembly was in full view of Balmoral Castle, 400m away.

Official Individual results

SOC Results by Class

SOC Results with Splits

Winsplits is now available

Controller's Report

Official Relay results

SRC Team Results by Class

SRC Individual Results by Gaffle

RouteGadget please enter your routes for the Individual and the Relay

ActivNorth Photo Gallery

Please email with name and address for any unclaimed junior medals and we will post them to you.

23rd May 16  

SOA Annual General Meeting 2016

SOA Info/News info

Saturday 21st May 2016

The 2016 SOA AGM was held at Crathies Kirk Hall following on from the highly successful Scottish Orienteering Championships. The meeting was well attended (26), and over 20 proxy votes were received. Summary of the meeting below.

23rd May 16  

Hollie Orr is putting Scotland on the map

Hollie was interviewed by "The National" newspaper and you can read the full interview here...
“The big difference between orienteering and running is that with running, you only see marginal gains whereas with orienteering, you can see what you should have done differently and you know what to change the next time,”

23rd May 16  

Equality Standard award

Awarded Foundation Level for a further three years

The Scottish Orienteering Association has been re-assessed for the Foundation Level of the Equality Standard for Sport, first achieved in March 2013. Once again we have met the necessary criteria, and our award is valid for a further three years (April 2019). We have been praised by sportscotland for our real commitment to equality and taking this agenda forward in orienteering.

22nd May 16  

Board meeting minutes

SOA Info/News info

Latest meeting

The minutes of the Board meeting held on 19th Mar 2016

20th May 16  

Volunteers’ Weekend 13-15 May

Third postscript

Notes from all the sessions are now available for download, along with quiz answers and other bits;  also description of Sudok-O.

Some 45 highly deserving individuals attended the SOA’s recent Volunteers’ Weekend, planned to offer learning opportunities and a lot of enjoyment, in the spectacular setting of Glenmore Lodge.

20th May 16  

Older items

Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2016… 19th May 16

British Orienteering Championships 2018… 17th May 16

Scottish Inter-club championships (SICC), rules and guidelines… 16th May 16

SOA Club Development Fund… 16th May 16

SOL 3, Affric North, May 8… 08th May 16

GB Junior selections, summer 2016… 07th May 16

SOA Appoints Chief Operating Officer… 04th May 16

Compass Point Scottish O League 2016… 02nd May 16

Scottish Spring 2016… 23rd Apr 16

Good Practice Guide to Orienteering and the Environment… 18th Apr 16

Scottish Schools’ Festival 2016… 18th Apr 16

Moray & Highland Junior Champs 2016… 18th Apr 16

South of Scotland Orienteering League… 17th Apr 16

Operations Director vacancy… 05th Apr 16

Stirling Coaching Weekend, April 2016… 05th Apr 16

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