Purple Thistle 2016

Purple Thistle 2016

Kyle of Lochalsh, 30/31 July

A chance to orienteer twice on the epic Balmacara, a stunningly wild open rocky hillside with distracting views of Skye. Plus an additional event on the Sat evening on the newly mapped area called The Plock, more details...
Profits from the event will be going to support the Scottish Elite Development Squad.
Online entry via oentries.com, closes July 10.

28th Jun 16


BTO SOUL 5, Aberdeen Westhill, June 25

BTO SOUL 5 tookplace on Sat June 25 on a new map of Westhill, Aberdeen hosted by GRAMP. Even thunder and lightning didnt deter the competitors who made the most of a huge new area mapped by Scott Fraser and the Chepelin brothers.
Results on the Gramp website

Updated BTO SOUL series below

26th Jun 16   Read more...


Scottish Team Selections for the 2016 VHI

Vet team logo

Veterans Home International, Northern Ireland

Congratulations to everyone selected to run in this year's Veteran Home International, which takes place on 3rd-4th September 2016 at Cassy Water, Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland. The event is earlier than usual this year, as it was moved to avoid a clash with the Compass Sport Cup Final.

26th Jun 16   Read more...


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

Sprint Scotland logo, Credit:Graham Gristwood

Part of Sprint Scotland Training Camp

2 World Ranking Events. Using new maps and with another race on Sat afternoon along with a ceilidh in the evening. Full details on the Sprint Scotland website

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

Online entries via Fabian4

24th Jun 16   Read more...


Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2016

19th June, Balkello (nr.Dundee)

Congratulations to MAROC who retained the Jamie Stevenson Trophy.

Final results with WinSplits, RouteGadget, run-in times and a printable/searchable version.

The Jamie Stevenson Trophy is an annual inter-club team competition open to juniors (M/W18 and under) in Scottish clubs.

19th Jun 16   Read more...


Start and Finish planning reminders

Common Issues

Although aimed at planners and controllers the rules and guidelines about what happens at the start and finish should be of interest to competitors too.

17th Jun 16   Read more...


SOA Annual General Meeting 2016

Saturday 21st May 2016

The 2016 SOA AGM was held at Crathies Kirk Hall following on from the highly successful Scottish Orienteering Championships. The meeting was well attended (26), and over 20 proxy votes were received. Minutes and Summary of the meeting below.

10th Jun 16   Read more...


Wanted, new SCORE editor

Responsible person to edit SCORE, starting with the December 2016 issue. (SCORE is published every 3 months, and distribution is handled by the SOA Office.)

The main attributes needed are enthusiasm and a general interest in Scottish orienteering.
Previous editing experience isn’t essential, and layout skills are not required, as the design work is done by a professional.

06th Jun 16   Read more...


Older items

SCORE magazine, June 2016… 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

National Centre course schedule… 27th 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

Board meeting minutes… 20th 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

South of Scotland Orienteering League… 17th 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

SportsAid Scotland Awards for 2016… 08th Mar 16

SOL 1, Elibank, Mar 6… 07th Mar 16

SCORE magazine, Mar 2016… 06th 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

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

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

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

Forestry Commission Agreement… 31st Aug 15

Glasgow Parks Championships 2015… 30th Aug 15

Elite orienteering development… 25th Aug 15

Glen Coe Skyline race… 24th Aug 15