Scottish Orienteering’s connection with one of the big players in the Scotch Whisky industry went an unexpected step further last Tuesday evening when Moravian were the recipients of the Gordon & MacPhail Senior Team Award at the Moray Sporting Recognition Awards ceremony in Elgin Town Hall.
Sun 22nd Nov, Pitmedden Forest
Incorporating Scottish Inter Club Championships
Organised by Kingdom of Fife Orienteers (KFO) at Pitmedden, nr Auchtermuchty.
Results have been posted on the KFO website but may not be final.
Channel 4 & Open University collaboration
Authored by one of the world’s most successful athletes, Michael Johnson looks at how sports science has changed immeasurably in the last 20 years. Exploring how those changes have impacted on the world of sport, and what role it plays in creating exceptional athletes.
You will be able to learn a lot from watching the programmes and the material on the OU website - as an elite athlete or as a participation orienteer.
The SOA are delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Furness to the post of ScotJOS Team Manager. Elizabeth is an experienced TM and junior coach and will take over from the start of 2016.
Arrangements for the period of transition and how the Squad will operate in the future were discussed at a recent meeting of ScotJOS parents and SOA.
Selections for 2016 will be made by Maureen Brown and Bill Stevenson and announced mid December. It is planned to have a summer tour in 2016 and as soon as dates are confirmed parents will be informed.
The Trophy Presentation for the winners of the 2015 SOL will take place at the Scottish Score Championships on Sunday 22 November at Pitmedden Forest. More details below.
GRAMP’s event on 15th November has been moved to Shooting Greens, due to extensive late forestry work at the original venue (Raemoir).
This year’s JHI’s took place at Magilligan on the north coast of Northern Ireland over the weekend of 24/25 October. The weekend was organised by members of North West Orienteering Club, the overall organiser being Anthony McGonagle and the planner Alan Bogle.
Areas covered updated Oct 2015
Through an agreement with sportscotland (and the Scottish Government) there is now further availability of LiDAR data (Phase 2). This data set supplements the Phase 1 data which has been widely used by orienteering clubs in Scotland.