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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.
These permanent courses are open to everyone (within the time limits shown). The only charge for use of them is the cost of the map, as shown.
The map pack that you buy will contain guidance on how to get the most from the permanent course, and how to contact the local club for further information.
THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED IN GOOD FAITH BUT ACCURACY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. PLEASE NOTIFY NATIONAL ORIENTEERING CENTRE OF ANY CORRECTIONS REQUIRED.
We would be interested to hear your views of these permanent courses. Please pass these to the club contact named in your map pack, or to the National Orienteering Centre (see below). A common abbreviation of POC is often used to refer to Permanent Orienteering Courses.
Have you renewed your membership yet?
You do not need to be a member of a club to participate in orienteering, but joining an orienteering club, along with Scottish Orienteering and British Orienteering, brings many benefits.
If you always forget about renewing your membership you might want to consider completing a Direct Debit Mandate and not have to worry again.
The 2015 edition of this extremely popular and informative booklet is now available.
Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.
Find a club and info about orienteering clubs.
View a full list of clubs and a location map.
An excellent guide has been made by a Southdowns Orienteers junior, you can view the video on the YouTube website.
Like any sport we have our share of jargon, find out what a ‘Dibber’ is and what a ‘Re-entrant’ looks like, along with many other things.