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International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015

How do Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland do this?
Follow the Live blog by Jan Kocbach
From Monday August 24th until Wednesday August 26th
Worthwhile following, great material and ideas. What could Scotland take from this and implement?

25th Aug 15   Read more...


Glen Coe Skyline race

Johannes on Glen Coe Skyline, Credit:Ian Corless

Congratulations to Johannes Felter

Johannes Felter, the SOA Regional Development officer (Highland), was 13th at the inaugural Glen Coe Skyline race. This is 52.96km with 4,256m of climb, which he did in 8:33:10. The winner, Joe Symonds, did it in 7:36:21. The route features long and sustained sections of scrambling terrain, which is roughly equivalent to moderate standard rock climbing.

24th Aug 15   Read more...


Highland WOLF 2015

Highland WOLF, Credit:BASOC

Weekend of Orienteering in Lovely Forests

5-6 September. The initial online entry closing date was Sunday 23rd August, we are still taking online entries but they will incur an additional late entry fee and map availability can’t be guaranteed.
Start times will be published this weekend and more details about distances to start etc. in the next few days.
Entry via oentries.com and details on the BASOC website

24th Aug 15   Read more...


Glasgow Parks Championships 2015

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30th August

3 races, 3 parks, 1 overall result. Good social as well as competitive event. Now in the summer to make it even more enjoyable. Closing date is 22nd August, enter via oentries.com

18th Aug 15   Read more...


Ward Junior Home Internationals 2015

Team selections announced

This year’s JHI will take place in Northern Ireland, at Magilligan Sand Dunes, over the weekend of 23-25 October. The following team has been selected to represent Scotland:

13th Aug 15   Read more...


Highland 2015, Thanks

Richard Oxlade, Highland 2015 Co-ordinator, Credit:SOA

From SOA and 6 Day Co

On behalf of Scottish Orienteering and the 6 Day Company, we would like to pass on our gratitude and admiration to everyone involved in staging Highland 2015. Under the outstanding leadership of Richard Oxlade, the team delivered an event of exceptional quality. Richard’s calm approach to dealing with the many issues that arose in the preparation for the event, and during the week itself, gave everyone confidence that we could do it. And that’s how it proved.

12th Aug 15   Read more...


Highland 2015 now over

Highland 2015 and WOC2015 logos

World Orienteering Champs & Scottish 6 days

After the long build up and then the excitement, it’s all over now.
But you can relive some of that excitement by visiting the event websites and checking out the Results, Reports, RouteGadget, Photos, GPS tracking, and I’ve just added Videos from all the WOC days. WOC2015 website and 6 Days website
We can all be proud of the quality of event that we staged, both from a spectators and a competitors point of view.

09th Aug 15


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


Older items

World Orienteering Championships… 01st Aug 15

Alasdair McLeod interview… 23rd Jul 15

Find Your Way to Orienteering… 14th Jul 15

Compass Point Scottish O League 2015… 27th Jun 15

SOA Annual General Meeting 2015… 25th Jun 15

Volunteers required for assembling trestles… 22nd Jun 15

WOC2015 Selections… 18th Jun 15

Orienteering on the BBC… 17th Jun 15

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

What is Orienteering?… 01st 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

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

Coaching Foundation course… 31st May 14

GMC 2014, Glenshee, Nov 15/16… 27th May 14

SportsAid Scotland Awards for 2014… 19th May 14

SoSOL, Culteuchar, May 18… 18th May 14

SOA Club Development Conference 2014… 17th May 14

Admin Assistant appointed… 10th May 14

Scottish athletes representing GB, summer 2014… 01st May 14

Awards from the WOC 2015 Elite Fund… 15th Apr 14

WOC2015 Marketing and Communications Officer Position… 12th Apr 14

SOA Articles of Association:  proposed change… 10th Apr 14

Scottish 6 Days Mapping Fund… 02nd Apr 14

The ‘O’ Foundation… 21st Mar 14