Information category: News


Veteran Home International 2017

Veteran Home International 2015, Credit:Stephen Wilson

Bulletin One published

SOA and Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club are proud to be hosting the 2017 Veteran Home International.

23rd Mar 17   Read more...


Board meeting minutes

Latest meeting

The minutes of the Board meeting held on 28th Jan 2017

21st Mar 17   Read more...


SOA BOARD VACANCY: Independent Director

We are seeking to appoint an Independent Director who will bring fresh and challenging thinking to our Board of Directors. SOA has not had such a position before, but requirements to demonstrate good governance and meet relevant standards in sport have increased and it is essential that we appoint an independent voice.

20th Mar 17   Read more...


Scottish Championships Individual

Scottish Championships 2017

Gullane, Archerfield and Yellowcraig, Sat 20th May

Provisional information, please keep in mind that these details may change; they will be updated or corrected as new information becomes available.

ESOC and TAY welcome you to Gullane, Archerfield and Yellowcraig on the 20th of May 2017 for the Scottish Championships Individual, by kind permission of Archerfield Estate, Muirfield Golf Course, Renaissance Golf Course, Archerfield Golf Course, and East Lothian Council.

18th Mar 17   Read more...


SportsAid Scotland Awards 2017

Grace on the podium at EYOC 2016 (image credit Lisa Boileau)

Four junior Scottish athletes have been awarded grants from the Robertson Trust by SportsAid Scotland.

17th Mar 17   Read more...


SOA & FVO appoint new Club Development Officer

Chris Smithard

Chris Smithard is the new Forth Valley Club Development Officer

The SOA is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Smithard as Club Development Officer with Forth Valley Orienteering Club.

17th Mar 17   Read more...


South of Scotland Orienteering League

South of Scotland O League

SoSOL 2017

These events attract between 120-250 runners who can expect good quality terrain, friendly and efficient organisation, pre-marked maps and electronic punching.
The next event is:

Sun 26th March at Eildon Hills, organised by Roxburgh Reivers, Online entry at oentries.com, details on the RR website.

Results for SoSOL3 at Cathkin Braes, Glasgow, by STAG (St.Andrew's Orienteering Club), are on the STAG website.

16th Mar 17   Read more...


Focus Clubs Initiative

South of Scotland O League 2012 - runners leaving the mass start under the shadow of Arthur's Seat, Credit:Crawford Lindsay

Is your club ready for fast-track development?

The SOA Development Team will always work to support all SOA clubs (large, small, in-between, University…). In March 2017 we launched our new Focus Clubs programme which is aimed specifically at open membership clubs who feel really ready to embark on a programme of bold, ambitious change in order to grow and strenghten their membership. All open SOA clubs are now eligible to apply for additional support.

Here’s what’s on offer:

• Enhanced support from your Regional Development Officer (either Johannes or Rona)

• Assistance with achieving a minimum of sustainable 10% membership growth in 2017

• Part-funding from SOA for employment of a Club Development Officer specifically for your club

13th Mar 17   Read more...


Older items

Dark Thistle 2017… 09th Mar 17

Double Dukes Weekend… 09th Mar 17

Strathearn 2019 - Scottish 6 Days… 07th Mar 17

SCORE magazine… 07th Mar 17

SOA Event levies 2017… 07th Mar 17

SOA subscriptions 2017… 07th Mar 17

Regular Orienteering Map Programme… 21st Feb 17

Introducing Orienteering - New Course for Teachers… 20th Feb 17

Orienteers on The Adventure Show… 20th Feb 17

Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad – Selection Policy… 20th Feb 17

Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, 15-17 September 2017… 19th Feb 17

Orienteering access - guidance… 13th Feb 17

What does your club look like online?… 10th Feb 17

Notice of SOA Annual General Meeting 2017… 07th Feb 17

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 2016… 10th Dec 16

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

British Orienteering Coaching Conference… 15th Nov 16

Ray Heyworth 1929 - 2016… 13th Nov 16

Tinto Twin 2016… 12th Nov 16

Moray Mix Weekend 2016… 04th Nov 16

Scottish Junior Inter Area Competition 2016… 03rd Nov 16

Senior Home Internationals Victory… 28th 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

Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards… 03rd Oct 16

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

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

ScotJOS Summer in Sweden… 09th Aug 16

Summer orienteering at Glenmore Lodge… 22nd Jul 16

Headcam (and other forms of imaging) use during events… 21st 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

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

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

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

Good Practice Guide to Orienteering and the Environment… 18th Apr 16

Scottish Schools’ Festival 2016… 18th Apr 16

Stirling Coaching Weekend, April 2016… 05th Apr 16

World Orienteering Day 11th May 2016… 03rd Apr 16

Coach CPD Days for 2016… 18th Mar 16

Communications Survey Results… 06th Mar 16

Clean sweep of trophies for EUOC at BUCS… 01st Mar 16

Scotland Vets Selection Policy for VHI 2016… 11th Feb 16