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Sandy Robertson

1931-2015

Sandy passed away peacefully in the early hours of the 31st July 2015 after a long illness. He was an Honorary Vice President of SOA and one of the founding members of ESOC and CUNOC.

01st Aug 15

2015 World Orienteering Championship athletes, Hollie Orr and Murray Strain with BBC ALBA programme presenter Derek Mackay

World Orienteering Championships

Based around the Inverness area

The World Orienteering Championships are now on, and there is live coverage on BBC ALBA TV
Sat 1st, Sprint Relay 18:00-19:25
Sun 2nd, Sprint Final 16:45-19:10
Wed 5th, Relay 16:00-18:10
The television coverage will be presented by Derek Mackay with expert analysis provided by orienteering coach, and former GBR Orienteering team member, Lorna Eades.
Watch a BBC regional news feature about the event.

01st Aug 15 Read more…

Alasdair McLeod interview

Featured on BBC Adventure Show

Show on BBC Scotland television Sunday 19th July

23rd Jul 15

Highland WOLF

Highland WOLF 2015

Weekend of Orienteering in Lovely Forests

BASOC are offering a complete weekend package, Middle distance in Anagach & Heathfield, Sprint (SOUL 6) in Grantown, Ceilidh, and SOL 7 in Loch Vaa North.
To encourage early entry they are offering a free prize draw for all those who enter all 3 races before 11th August. 1st prize of £40, 2nd and 3rd will get £20.
The initial online entry closing date is 23rd August, after this date we may take online entries but they will incur an additional late entry fee.
Entry via oentries.com and details on the BASOC website

22nd Jul 15

Find Your Way to Orienteering

Find Your Way to Orienteering

Information for clubs

British Orienteering will shortly be announcing the “Find Your Way to Orienteering” scheme, which is intended to give newcomers a clear pathway into the sport and an easily understood source of information.  As the SOA has been heavily involved in developing this scheme, we can offer a preview of what the scheme offers and requires, so clubs can firm up their plans.

14th Jul 15 Read more…

Compass Point Scottish O League 2015

SOL league scores after 6 races are now available.  Scores can be found by course or age class.

The SOL5/6 weekend scores are all included. The M21E Middle Distance is used for the ‘Black’ course scores as well as M21E.  W21E includes both races from the weekend, but these do not appear in any course scores as the W21E courses were unique on both days.

27th Jun 15 Read more…

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SOA Annual General Meeting 2015

Minutes published

The AGM was held at 6 p.m.on Saturday 23 May, following the Scottish Individual Championships at Ardnaskie. The venue for the AGM was the Village Hall in nearby Taynuilt.
The minutes are now published below.

25th Jun 15 Read more…

Quick black dog jumped over

Volunteers required for assembling trestles

Many thanks to the many helpers who came forward to build the trestles for use at the WOC Sprint Races. 401 bits were successfully transformed into 48 trestles (a couple of bits were spare) with only one failing the stringent quality assurance process with some legs back to front.  At 15 minute a trestle without your help we might have been struggling to complete the task by 31 July given so many other commitments.

22nd Jun 15

Alasdair McLeod, Portugual

WOC2015 Selections

Five more added

Following the recent round of world cup races in Norway and Sweden, a further five athletes have satisfied the selector that their performances warrant selection for the 2015 GB team for the World Orienteering Championships in Inverness 31st July – 7th August.

18th Jun 15 Read more…

Orienteering on the BBC

BBC Scotland Adventure Show

Interviews with Jess & James Tullie (Athletes), Paul McGreal (Event Director) & Mike Rodgers (Scottish Orienteering Development Officer)

 

17th Jun 15

Older items

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

SCORE magazine, June 2015… 16th Jun 15

Highland 2015 leaflet for clubs… 15th 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

10,000m Challenge… 21st May 15

Bracken bashing in Glen Strathfarrar… 18th May 15

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

Orienteering using QR codes… 04th May 15

World Schools’ Orienteering Championships 2015… 30th Apr 15

Scottish 6 Days 2015… 29th 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

Race the Castles report and accounts… 03rd Apr 15

Easter Orienteering Project… 03rd Apr 15

Start Clocks… 01st Apr 15

CompassSport Cup 2015… 17th Mar 15

SCORE magazine, March 2015… 12th Mar 15

Rhoda Grant MSP goes orienteering… 02nd Mar 15

EUOC win BUCS2015… 24th Feb 15

CompassSport Award for SCORE… 21st Feb 15

Scotland Vets Selection Policy for VHI 2015… 15th Feb 15

Scottish Night Championships (SNC) 2015… 11th Feb 15

Dave Prentice… 04th Feb 15

Scottish Orienteering WOC 2015 Elite Fund… 01st Feb 15

BASOC Athletes report from Tasmania… 23rd Jan 15

Glasgow Parks Championships 2015… 12th Jan 15

Andrew Hewat… 02nd Jan 15

Club affiliation… 01st Jan 15

Coach CPD Days for 2015… 20th Dec 14

The Orienteering Achievement of 2014… 18th Dec 14

Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad 2015… 15th Dec 14

Club Development Officer vacancies… 12th Dec 14

Glasgow Parks Championships 2014… 05th Dec 14

SCORE magazine, Dec 2014… 02nd Dec 14

Vote for Course of the Year 2014 now!… 01st Dec 14

A9 Dualling: Walking Group Consultation… 20th Nov 14

SOA Club Development Fund… 19th Nov 14

Moray volunteers rewarded… 18th Nov 14

Scottish Score Championships 2014… 16th Nov 14

Coaching Consultancy Opportunities… 07th Nov 14

BASOC Athletes to Represent GB in Tasmania… 05th Nov 14

GUOC sprint relay races - Sat 8th Nov… 02nd Nov 14

Croy Hill, SoSOL, 9th Nov… 29th Oct 14

27th Tinto Twin… 24th Oct 14

Race the Castles 2014… 19th Oct 14

Quarrelwood, 2nd November 2014… 15th Oct 14

Bridging the gap… 14th Oct 14

Junior Inter-Regional Championships 2014… 30th Sep 14

Regional Development Officer, Highland… 24th Sep 14

EUOC 50th Anniversary… 24th Sep 14

Junior Regional Orienteering Squads… 20th Sep 14

Coach CPD Days for 2014… 16th Sep 14

Veteran Home International 2014… 14th Sep 14

Scottish Inter Club (8 person) Team Relay & Junior Inter Area Relay 2014… 14th Sep 14

World Schools’ Orienteering 2015… 09th Sep 14

Ward Junior Home Internationals 2014… 01st Sep 14

Purple Thistle 2014… 24th Aug 14

ScotJOS update, Summer 2014… 05th Aug 14

Edinburgh Ultrasprint… 01st Aug 14

Orienteering on BBC Adventure Show… 17th Jul 14

Moray 2013 nominated for award… 16th Jul 14

Emma on EYOC podium… 30th Jun 14

SOA Annual General Meeting 2014… 27th Jun 14

SCORE magazine, Jun 2014… 23rd Jun 14

Navigation Knack… 19th Jun 14

2015 and beyond… 18th Jun 14

WOC 2015 seeks Squad Training Co-ordinator… 16th Jun 14

Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2014… 15th Jun 14

Colour Blindness in Orienteering… 09th Jun 14

LiDAR data available… 06th Jun 14

LiDAR Data Explained… 06th Jun 14

Scottish Schools’ Orienteering Festival 2014 - Friday 6th June… 04th Jun 14

President’s medal 2014… 02nd Jun 14

Scottish Championships 2014… 01st Jun 14

         

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