World Schools’ Orienteering Championship 2017

Scottish Schools Orienteering

Team Scotland Selection Races

The selection races for the 2017 WSCO were held at Faskally Wood, Pitlochry on Sunday 28 August.
Selection Race Results
The Championships will be held in Palermo, Sicily from 22 to 28 April 2017.
Full details on the Scottish Schools Orienteering website...

28th Aug 16


Highland WOLF 2016

Highland WOLF logo, Credit:Badenoch and Strathspey Orient

Weekend of Orienteering in Lovely Forests

10/11th September. The same mix of events that has proved popular for the last 3 years. Middle Distance in Glen Gynack, Sprint/Urban (SOUL 8) in Kingussie, Ceilidh & Scottish Orienteering League (SOL 5) at Uath Lochans.
Details on the BASOC website
Enter via oentries.com Fees increase Fri 2nd Sept and then subject to map availability.

28th Aug 16


Email newsletters

How to stay informed about orienteering in Scotland

Our recent member survey results made it clear we could do much more with email in our communications. Since we established this, we have been working hard to introduce a solution. We are therefore pleased to say that we are now able to offer a few options.

25th Aug 16   Read more...


South of Scotland Orienteering League

South of Scotland O League

SoSOL 2016

These events attract between 120-250 runners who can expect good quality terrain, friendly and efficient organisation, pre-marked maps and electronic punching.

Results from Kames, Muirkirk on 21st Aug

The next event will be 6th November at Penicuik, near Edinburgh, details on the ESOC website

21st Aug 16   Read more...


Good luck to GB team at WOC 2016!

WOC 2016 Sweden

The World Orienteering Championships (WOC) are being held in Sweden, 20th-27th August. Many Scottish athletes are competing and we wish the whole team the very best of luck! 

19th Aug 16   Read more...


It’s everyone’s responsibility - Safeguarding in Sport

The SOA is working closely with Children First who, among other things, support all sports in safeguarding children. Their message is a simple one and is being summed up in this new video. 

If you have questions regarding safeguarding children and young adults in your club or in orienteering in general, please contact

12th Aug 16


National Centre course schedule

National Centre logo

LATEST ITEMS:  Dates for Teaching Orienteering courses in Spring 2017 now available.  Coach CPD on 3 September will be at Creag Vinean near Dunkeld;  bookings open for Coaching Foundation course 16 September near Perth, and UKCC L2 8-9 & 29 October near Perth.  For most courses there is now a specific on-line booking form.

10th Aug 16   Read more...


Volunteers’ Weekend 2017 - short survey

Glenmore Lodge Volunteers Weekend

Gauging interest for September 2017

The SOA is hoping to run another Volunteers’ Weekend at Glenmore Lodge from 15 - 17 September 2017. We are asking members to complete a one-min online survey about attendance and cost - click here to complete.

09th Aug 16   Read more...


Older items

ScotJOS Summer in Sweden… 09th Aug 16

Orienteering links… 08th Aug 16

Permanent Orienteering Courses in Scotland… 08th Aug 16

Junior Inter-Regional Championships 2016… 04th Aug 16

SOA Annual General Meeting 2016… 03rd Aug 16

Membership Information… 02nd Aug 16

Purple Thistle 2016… 01st Aug 16

Highland 2015 up for award… 28th Jul 16

Applications invited for RDO Central/South Scotland… 22nd Jul 16

Summer orienteering at Glenmore Lodge… 22nd Jul 16

Headcam (and other forms of imaging) use during events… 21st Jul 16

BTO SOUL 6/7, Sprint Scotland, Jul 16/17… 16th Jul 16

Glasgow Parks Championships 2016… 16th Jul 16

Urban League Coordinator… 15th Jul 16

Fixtures Secretary… 11th Jul 16

Board meeting minutes… 08th Jul 16

Strategic Plan 2016-2020… 08th Jul 16

Updated Course Planning Guidance… 06th Jul 16

BTO SOUL 5, Aberdeen Westhill, June 25… 26th Jun 16

Scottish Team Selections for the 2016 VHI… 26th Jun 16

Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2016… 19th Jun 16

Start and Finish planning reminders… 17th Jun 16

Wanted, new SCORE editor… 06th Jun 16

SCORE magazine… 02nd Jun 16

BTO Solicitors extend SOUL series sponsorship… 02nd Jun 16

Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival - 2016… 31st May 16

Staff Changes at Scottish Orienteering… 29th May 16

Compass Point Scottish O League 2016… 29th May 16

The Rules of Orienteering… 27th May 16

Scottish Championships, Individual… 24th May 16

President’s medal 2016… 23rd May 16

Scottish Championships 2016… 23rd May 16

Hollie Orr is putting Scotland on the map… 23rd May 16

Equality Standard award… 22nd May 16

Scottish Championships, Relay… 22nd May 16

Volunteers’ Weekend 13-15 May… 20th 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

Scottish Spring 2016… 23rd Apr 16

Dark Thistle, Craig a Barns… 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

SOL 2, Culteuchar, Apr 10… 10th Apr 16

BTO SOUL 4, Livingston, Apr 9… 09th Apr 16

Operations Director vacancy… 05th Apr 16

Information and resources for coaches… 05th Apr 16

Stirling Coaching Weekend, April 2016… 05th Apr 16

BTO SOUL 3, Paisley, Apr 3… 04th Apr 16

World Orienteering Day 11th May 2016… 03rd Apr 16

Scottish 6 Days 2017… 21st Mar 16

Anti-Doping Policy… 21st Mar 16

Coach CPD Days for 2016… 18th Mar 16

CompassSport Cup 2016… 13th Mar 16

Controllers Training Course… 11th Mar 16

Child Protection and the PVG Scheme… 09th Mar 16

SportsAid Scotland Awards for 2016… 08th Mar 16

SOL 1, Elibank, Mar 6… 07th Mar 16

Communications Survey Results… 06th Mar 16

Clean sweep of trophies for EUOC at BUCS… 01st Mar 16

BTO Urban League 2016… 25th Feb 16

Charity Information… 15th Feb 16

Scotland Vets Selection Policy for VHI 2016… 11th Feb 16

List of Controllers… 09th Feb 16

Event Safety Training… 06th Feb 16

Scottish Night Championships 2016… 26th Jan 16

BTO SOUL 2, Sth Queensferry, Feb 7… 26th Jan 16

Equality and Diversity Policy… 26th Jan 16

BTO SOUL 1, Edinburgh, Jan 23… 24th Jan 16

Junior Selection Opportunities… 11th Jan 16

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

ScotJOS Programme 2016… 11th Jan 16

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

Funding Opportunities… 07th 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

SEDS Squad Selections 2016… 09th Dec 15

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

2015 bto Urban League Prizegiving… 03rd Dec 15

SOLs & CS Cup Scottish Final 2017 applications… 02nd Dec 15

Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad 2016… 01st Dec 15

Scottish Score Championships 2015… 30th Nov 15

Moravian are the Sport Moray Team of the Year… 26th Nov 15

Chasing Perfection… 22nd Nov 15

SEDS Committee… 22nd Nov 15

2015: The Year of the ScotJOS… 17th Nov 15

New ScotJOS Team Manager… 14th Nov 15

Athlete Support Fund… 13th Nov 15

Compass Point Scottish O League 2015… 12th Nov 15

Shooting Greens - GRAMP event 15th November… 03rd Nov 15

bto SOUL 8/9 w/e 31 Oct/1 Nov… 30th Oct 15

Ward Junior Home Internationals 2015… 26th Oct 15

LiDAR data available… 23rd Oct 15

CompassSport Cup Final 2015… 20th Oct 15