Event Safety Training

British Orienteering require all event officials to undergo training in Event Safety and Welfare.  This is delivered as a 3-hour workshop, highly practical in nature, sociable, enjoyable and informative.  A schedule of courses across Scotland is being arranged for early 2016.

06th Feb 16   Read more...


World Orienteering Day 11th May 2016

World Orienteering day, Credit:IOF

First newsletter

The first ever World Orienteering Day will be held on Wednesday, May 11th. All schools, all O-clubs and all countries all over the world are encouraged to participate. The IOF are looking to set a new Guinness World Record of 250,000 young people participating in orienteering events simultaneously all over the world. 
Here is the first World Orienteering Day newsletter.

06th Feb 16   Read more...


bto SOUL 6, Falkirk, Jul 16

Sprint Scotland logo, Credit:Graham Gristwood

Part of Sprint Scotland Training Camp

This is a World Ranking Event (along with SOUL 7 on Sunday 17th). Using a new map and with another race in the afternoon along with a ceilidh in the evening.

If you want to improve your Sprint skills you should consider signing up for the training camp that runs from Thur 14th July.

05th Feb 16   Read more...


Scottish Night Championships 2016

Edinburgh Southern OC logo

Sat 6th Feb

North Pentland Hills, with the event centre at the Bonaly Scout Centre. Final details and start times are on the Edinburgh Southern OC website.
The bto Scottish Orienteering Urban League event is on Sunday 7th

Enter by 31st Jan via Fabian4.co.uk 

26th Jan 16


bto SOUL 2, Sth Queensferry, Feb 7

Inc. Scottish Sprint Champs

Results and routegadget now available on the ESOC website

 http://www.esoc.org.uk/events/esoc-sprint-o-scottish-sprint-champs-bto-soul-2-feb-7-2016

Thanks to SPORTident UK, SPORTident Active Cards (SIACs) will be available for use at this event, giving you the choice of normal or contactless punching.

The Scottish Night Champs are the night before on the North Pentland hills.

26th Jan 16


Equality and Diversity Policy

Equality Standard logo

Updated Jan 2016

The SOA achieved the Foundation Level of the Equality Standard in March 2013. As part of our commitment to the Equality Standard we are resubmitting at Foundation Level, and are currently going through an audit process with completion planned for the end of March 2016. A commitment to deliver against an equality policy is one of the principles of good governance for SGBs in Scotland set-out by sportscotland.

26th Jan 16   Read more...


bto SOUL 1, Edinburgh, Jan 23

Edinburgh Big Weekend

Results, including league placings and Routegadget

Thanks to Robin and Sheila Strain for gettting these up so quickly. And thanks to EUOC and their team of volunteers for a great weekend.

bto SOUL 1 is the main event on Sat 23, sandwiched between a campus based night event on Fri 22 and a SoSOL race with a twist on Sun 24. 
The bto SOUL series 2015 prizegiving was on Saturday afternoon.
Event website.

24th Jan 16


Volunteers’ Weekend 13-15 May

SOA logo

Exciting additions to timetable

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the 2016 Volunteers’ Weekend, which will be held at Glenmore Lodge from mid-day Friday 13 May to late afternoon Sunday 15 May.

We don’t always use the term “volunteering” for the work that so many people do, planning, organising, coaching, managing technology, running the club, and indeed making WOC2015 happen – but this weekend is the SOA’s way of thanking you for your contribution.

We're already on version 2 of the timetable, and various sponsors have given prizes for quizzes and competitions.

20th Jan 16   Read more...


Older items

Junior Selection Opportunities… 11th Jan 16

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

ScotJOS Programme 2016… 11th Jan 16

SOL 1, Elibank, Mar 6… 08th Jan 16

SOA Club Development Fund… 07th Jan 16

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

Funding Opportunities… 07th Jan 16

National Centre course schedule… 06th Jan 16

bto Urban League 2016… 01st Jan 16

Regular Orienteering Map Programme… 22nd Dec 15

Information and resources for coaches… 19th 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

SCORE magazine, Dec 2015… 03rd 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

Compass Point Scottish O League 2016… 26th Nov 15

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

Board meeting minutes… 24th Nov 15

Chasing Perfection… 22nd Nov 15

SEDS Committee… 22nd Nov 15

Scottish Inter-club championships (SICC), rules and guidelines… 21st 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

Twenty-Eighth Tinto Twin - 24/25 Oct 2015… 17th Oct 15

Specialist Coach CPD Sessions… 12th Oct 15

Scottish 6 Days Mapping Fund… 12th Oct 15

Alasdair Mcleod’s WOC Report… 29th Sep 15

Junior Inter-Regional Championships 2015… 29th Sep 15

SCORE magazine, Sept 2015… 29th Sep 15

bto SOUL 7, Jedburgh, Sep 27… 28th Sep 15

ScotJOS Team Manager and Lead Coach Vacancies… 26th Sep 15

Scotland Win SHIs… 25th Sep 15

#FIND202… 22nd Sep 15

World Champs on the Adventure Show… 22nd Sep 15

Junior Inter-areas 2015… 10th Sep 15

Highland WOLF 2015… 08th Sep 15

bto SOUL 6, Grantown, Sep 5… 05th Sep 15

Scottish 6 Days 2015 Highlights… 04th Sep 15

Glasgow Parks Championships 2015… 30th Aug 15

Elite orienteering development… 25th Aug 15

Glen Coe Skyline race… 24th Aug 15

Highland 2015, Thanks… 12th Aug 15

Highland 2015 now over… 09th Aug 15

bto SOUL 5, Forres, Aug 4… 04th Aug 15

Sandy Robertson… 01st Aug 15

World Orienteering Championships… 01st Aug 15

Alasdair McLeod interview… 23rd Jul 15

GB Team for World Champs Selected!… 16th Jul 15

Find Your Way to Orienteering… 14th Jul 15

SOA Annual General Meeting 2015… 25th Jun 15

SOL 6, Dunalastair, Jun 21… 24th Jun 15

SOL 5, Tullochroisk, Jun 20… 20th Jun 15

bto SOUL 4, Bannockburn, Jun 19… 20th Jun 15

WOC2015 Selections… 18th Jun 15

Orienteering on the BBC… 17th Jun 15

Scottish Team Selections for the 2015 VHI… 16th Jun 15

SCORE magazine, June 2015… 16th Jun 15

Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2015… 14th Jun 15

Help for Clubs… 04th Jun 15

Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival - 2015… 03rd Jun 15

Jess Tullie wins Sports Personality of the Year… 02nd Jun 15

President’s Medal 2015… 27th May 15

Scottish Championships, Individual… 26th May 15

Scottish Championships, Relay… 25th May 15

10,000m Challenge… 21st May 15

Scottish Success at British Middle and Sprint Championships… 11th May 15

SOL 4, Glen Dye, May 3… 04th May 15

Orienteering using QR codes… 04th May 15

bto SOUL 3, Aboyne, May 2… 02nd May 15

What is Orienteering?… 01st May 15

World Schools’ Orienteering Championships 2015… 30th Apr 15

Scottish 6 Days 2015… 29th Apr 15

British Orienteering Champions 2015… 21st Apr 15

EYOC 2015 Selections… 13th Apr 15

JWOC 2015 Selections… 13th Apr 15

World Cup Round 2 Selections… 13th Apr 15

WOC 2015 Early Selections… 13th Apr 15

SOL 3, Mark Hill, Apr 12… 12th Apr 15

Jamie Stevenson Trophy, rules and guidelines… 05th Apr 15

Race the Castles report and accounts… 03rd Apr 15

Easter Orienteering Project… 03rd Apr 15

Start Clocks… 01st Apr 15

SOL 2, Bonskeid Estate, March 22… 23rd Mar 15

SHIs 2015… 20th Mar 15

CompassSport Cup 2015… 17th Mar 15

Capercaillie SOA/RSPB Agreement… 16th Mar 15

SCORE magazine, March 2015… 12th Mar 15