Information category: Access


Capercaillie SOA/RSPB Agreement

Capercaillie, Credit:RSPB-images.com

2015 Agreement

A new Agreement between the Scottish Orienteering Association and the Capercaillie Biodiversity Action Plan Steering Group on the use of forests for orienteering competitions and training where capercaillie are present is now available.

16th Mar 15   Read more...


FCS-SOA Concordat

Clubs are reminded that as part of the current permissions process with the Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) they must submit a copy of an Ordnance Survey map showing the extent of the area to be used plus any other relevant information. A new agreement should be in place soon, but clubs are reminded that they must get applications in as soon as possible.

29th Jan 14   Read more...


Orienteering on Forestry Commission Scotland Land

Access to Forestry Commission Scotland land:  an update.  Notes of meeting with FCS in Edinburgh on 16 August 2012, also attended by representatives of sportScotland and the Scottish Sports Association Outdoor Pursuits Group.

21st Sep 12   Read more...


Scottish Land and Estates - Access Advice

Scottish Land and Estates

A new publication entitled “Outdoor events in Scotland:  guidance for organisers and land managers” is now available.  It gives valuable information relating to access and should be read by all organisers of orienteering events in Scotland.

26th Jan 12   Read more...


Access Links

A list of useful links to access related issues (reviewed January 2012).

26th Jan 12   Read more...


Environmental Impact Studies

Environmental impact assessments are occasionally carried out on particularly sensitive areas that have been used for orienteering.  This page contains links to them.

25th Jan 12   Read more...


Advice on Writing to Land Owners re Access for Orienteering Events

Requests for permission for access for an orienteering event should be made as early as possible. Try and give at least 6 months prior to the proposed date of the event, especially if this is the first time the area is being used for orienteering.  (Reviewed January 2012)

24th Jul 06   Read more...


Advice on Lambing and Orienteering

Sheep farming is a vital component of the Scottish farming industry, with the lambing period being critical to sheep farmers. The following advice gives the general picture across Scotland.  (reviewed January 2012)

24th Jul 06   Read more...


Older items

Publications Available from the Access Officer… 24th May 06

Advice on Red Deer Stalking and Orienteering… 24th May 06

Advice on pheasant/partridge rearing/shooting and Orienteering… 24th May 06

Advice on Moorland (Red Grouse) and Orienteering… 24th May 06

Orienteering – A Guide for Land Managers… 20th May 06

SOA / SNH Agreement… 01st May 06

Main Sporting Seasons… 24th Mar 06

Access to the Countryside in Scotland… 24th Jan 06

Major event Rescue Plan… 24th Jan 06