Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, 15-17 September 2017

Bookings are now open for the Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, at Glenmore Lodge from the afternoon of Friday 15th to late afternoon Sunday 17th September. The charge for fully residential attendance (2 nights’ B&B, Saturday evening meal, daytime lunches & refreshments, all O-related sessions) will be £100 per person, with rebates of up to 50% for volunteers who lead a session.

19th Feb 17   Read more...


Regular Orienteering Map Programme

ROMP logo

ROMP controls will be coming in from Uath Lochans on Monday 27 February so this week and weekend is the last opportunity to take advantage of this great facility.  Capercaillie restrictions apply from the 1 March, and a new Agreement will be published.  

21st Feb 17   Read more...


Introducing Orienteering - New Course for Teachers

We are proud to announce a new course for teachers, outdoor centre instructors, youth leaders and anyone interested in introducing orienteering to young people.  We’ve taken the best bits of the “Teaching Orienteering” course that we’ve been delivering for several years, made them even better, and made them more relevant to Scotland.  The result is a superb day of enjoyable, active learning experience, and a set of resources that you can use immediately for a series of progressive sessions.  No prior knowledge is required.

20th Feb 17   Read more...


Orienteers on The Adventure Show

BBC Scotland Adventure Show, Credit:BBC

Great coverage of the Original Mountain Marathon on The Adventure Show with very positive mentions of "Scottish Orienteers" Jess Tullie and Kersten Leslie (reported elsewhere as Team Scotland Orienteering). Watch it on the BBC iPlayer. Great publicity for this sport to try and attract the adventure racers out there.

20th Feb 17


Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad – Selection Policy

The Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS) exists to provide a coaching and development programme for young Scottish orienteers, M/W14 – 18, who show talent in the sport and commitment to improve their performance. The squad is selective, to focus resources on those who show potential to be top performers at national level in the future. This policy describes the selection process and criteria.

20th Feb 17   Read more...


Orienteering access - guidance

The Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) recommends that as a matter of good practice land managers are contacted by organisers of orienteering activities where practicable. Access to Scotland’s outdoors takes place under Scottish access rights, which apply to most land and inland water. These rights must be exercised responsibly, and land managers have to manage their land responsibly with regard to access. 

13th Feb 17   Read more...


What does your club look like online?

SOA website

Information and guidance for clubs, by Regional Development Officer Rona Lindsay

10th Feb 17   Read more...


Notice of SOA Annual General Meeting 2017

The AGM will be held following the Scottish Individual Championships on Saturday 20th May, 5.30-6.30pm at The Golf Inn, Gullane, East Lothian

07th Feb 17   Read more...


Older items

Join our board! Positions available… 07th Feb 17

BTO Urban League 2017… 06th Feb 17

Young Scot Awards 2017… 02nd Feb 17

Scottish Night and Sprint Championships… 02nd Feb 17

SOA Club Development Fund… 01st Feb 17

Junior Selection Opportunities… 27th Jan 17

Edinburgh Big Weekend 2017… 22nd Jan 17

SEDS Selections 2017… 21st Jan 17

National Centre course schedule… 11th Jan 17

Community Sports Hubs - what’s that all about?… 03rd Jan 17

Information sources for Event Officials… 01st Jan 17

Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad 2017… 19th Dec 16

BTO Urban League guidelines… 15th Dec 16

Compass Point Scottish O League 2017… 11th Dec 16

Compass Point Scottish O League 2016… 10th Dec 16

Scottish O League Table Archive… 09th Dec 16

SOA Development Summit “The Future of Scottish Junior & Schools Orienteering”… 08th Dec 16

SCORE magazine… 03rd Dec 16

Forth Valley Orienteers are Hiring!… 01st Dec 16

Scottish 6 Days 2017… 01st Dec 16

Scottish Score Championships 2016… 28th Nov 16

The AUOC 100… 26th Nov 16

British Orienteering Talent Squad Selections… 24th Nov 16

BTO Urban League 2016… 20th Nov 16

Tayside Orienteers win Galaxy funding… 18th Nov 16

Compass Point Scottish O League 2016… 17th Nov 16

Golf for orienteers… 15th Nov 16

British Orienteering Coaching Conference… 15th Nov 16

Ray Heyworth 1929 - 2016… 13th Nov 16

Tinto Twin 2016… 12th Nov 16

Scottish Championships 2017… 04th Nov 16

Moray Mix Weekend 2016… 04th Nov 16

Board meeting minutes… 04th Nov 16

Scottish Junior Inter Area Competition 2016… 03rd Nov 16

Senior Home Internationals Victory… 28th Oct 16

Information and resources for coaches… 25th Oct 16

Orienteering on ITV… 23rd Oct 16

Volunteer position: Trophy Coordinator… 22nd Oct 16

National Map Reading Week… 17th Oct 16

CompassSport Cup 2016… 17th Oct 16

Ward Junior Home Internationals 2016… 11th Oct 16

Moray Schools Sponsorship Deal… 07th Oct 16

Highland 2015 wins award… 06th Oct 16

New Funding from Cairngorm LEADER for Orienteering… 06th Oct 16

BTO SOUL 8, Lanark, Nov 13… 03rd Oct 16

Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards… 03rd Oct 16

SOL 6, Fairy Knowe & Doon Hill, Oct 2… 02nd Oct 16

Scottish Fixtures… 01st Oct 16

Controllers Training Course… 01st Oct 16

Junior Inter-Regional Championships 2016… 27th Sep 16

Scottish team selections for the Senior Home Internationals… 27th Sep 16

New SCORE Editor… 23rd Sep 16

New Regional Development Officer Central / South appointed… 21st Sep 16

Hollie and Jess on the podium… 19th Sep 16

Orienteering, more than just running… 18th Sep 16

SOA Patron Karen Darke wins Gold at Rio… 15th Sep 16

Highland WOLF 2016… 10th Sep 16

Development Officer changes at Scottish Orienteering… 02nd Sep 16

Brian Porteous retires as IOF President… 30th Aug 16

World Schools’ Orienteering Championship 2017… 28th Aug 16

Email newsletters… 25th Aug 16

South of Scotland Orienteering League… 21st Aug 16

It’s everyone’s responsibility - Safeguarding in Sport… 12th Aug 16

ScotJOS Summer in Sweden… 09th Aug 16

Orienteering links… 08th Aug 16

Permanent Orienteering Courses in Scotland… 08th Aug 16

SOA Annual General Meeting 2016… 03rd Aug 16

Membership Information… 02nd Aug 16

Purple Thistle 2016… 01st Aug 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

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

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

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

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

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