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LATEST ITEMS:  Newly available:  few places on Coaching Foundation course in Aberdeenshire 25 March;  also taking bookings for Coaching Foundation course 11 March, UKCC L1 29-30 April and L2 25-26 March 2017, and for coaching weekends for participants of all standards, 18 & 19 March, 17 & 18 June.

11th Jan 17   Read more...


Community Sports Hubs - what’s that all about?

Aviemore CSH members showing the full range of sports on offer, Credit:SportScotland

A brief guide for club committees

Community Sports Hubs (CSHs) started as part of the Scottish Government legacy programme from the 2014 Commonwealth Games. From humble beginnings with 22 hubs 6 years ago, there are now 157 hubs stretching from Unst on Shetland to Kirkcudbright in Galloway. Is your club already involved? If not this article gives you a brief insight into the potential benefits.

03rd Jan 17   Read more...


Information sources for Event Officials

This page provides links to various sources of information and guidance for event organisers, planners and controllers.  The page itself and several of the documents listed are being reviewed in 2017;  all constructive comments appreciated.

01st Jan 17   Read more...


Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad 2017

The Selectors, Marsela McLeod, Marjorie Mason and Elizabeth Furness, are pleased to announce the following have been selected to ScotJOS.

19th Dec 16   Read more...


BTO Urban League guidelines

Scottish Orienteering Urban League Logo

Updated for 2017

SOUL events should follow as closely as possible the comprehensive BOF Urban events guideline (Rules of Orienteering Appendix B, section11), the May 2016 version of which can be found here.

This provides guidance on course lengths, combinations and specific advice regarding safety for juniors.

The main change is the introduction of new Hypervet classes (75+).

15th Dec 16   Read more...


Compass Point Scottish O League 2017

Preliminary Dates & Locations

5th March Mugdock CP (CLYDE)
2nd April Trossachs (FVO)
23rd April Drumlanrig (SOLWAY)
14th May Glen Nant (ECKO)
24th Sept tbc (BASOC)
15th Oct tbc (GRAMP)
29th Oct tbc (INT)

11th Dec 16


Compass Point Scottish O League 2016

UPDATE 10th December

Thanks for the comments, and also emails that have come to me. There are a few things to note:
1. duplicates etc in the tables: I'll re-post corrected tables shortly once all the corrections have been made (nearly all result from using Scottish Champs as a SOL this year, which hopefully will not happen again for a while!).  
2. Scoring rules: this year is even more complex than usual. We could do the scoring in lots of ways, but none is perfect (simplest would be to use BOF ranking points, but this doesn't work for younger juniors). Alternatives, either for the scoring system or course combinations, can always be considered by SOA, but there are always things for and against each system.
3. Contact email: Trevor Hoey
4. Archive of old SOL results - we are working on this, and have sourced some quite ancient league tables to add to the archive.

FINAL league tables for 2016 after SOL 7 are now available.
Scores arranged by COURSE or AGE CLASS are available. For some age classes there are differences in points between the courses and age classes, on account of course/class combinations used for the Scottish Championships being different from the usual SOL, see notes below for more explanations.

10th Dec 16   Read more...


BTO Urban League 2017

Initial dates and locations for the 2017 season are now available.

After 5 years of coordinating the SOUL series from its inception in 2012 as a regional offshoot of the NOPESPORT (now UKUL) urban league, current SOUL coordinator Andy Paterson (CLYDE) hands over the reins to Pat Squire (INT). 

10th Dec 16   Read more...


Older items

Scottish O League Table Archive… 09th Dec 16

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

Regular Orienteering Map Programme… 05th 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

SOA Club Development Fund… 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

Volunteers’ Weekend 2017 - short survey… 09th 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

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

BTO SOUL 4, Livingston, Apr 9… 09th 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

Anti-Doping Policy… 21st Mar 16

Coach CPD Days for 2016… 18th Mar 16

Child Protection and the PVG Scheme… 09th 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

Charity Information… 15th Feb 16