10,000 metre challenge team

10,000m Challenge

For British Orienteering Squad Support Fund

10 years ago the 10,000m record was truly smashed at Meadowbank Stadium (Edinburgh) by Murray Strain, Scott Fraser and Graeme Ackland each running 200m in turns.  All of us are older; some faster, some slower and now it is time to see if we can beat our own ‘World Record’ by going faster than the time of 25:50 that we set in 2005.
The ‘old’ team ran 26:48, and a ‘young team’ of James Ackland, Alex and Freddy Carcas ran 27:19, and the money raised is currently £1320.

21st May 15 Read more…

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Bracken bashing in Glen Strathfarrar

Volunteers required!

Assistance is required from the 8th to 12th June bracken bashing in Glen Strathfarrar.  Control of the bracken at this stage will ensure fairer courses come August.  Please contact Colin Matheson for further details: e-mail

Helping with this on a small part of the area need not render you non-competitive for the 6 Day Event race.

18th May 15

Compass Point Scottish O League 2015

SOL league scores after 4 races are now available.  Scores can be found by course or age class.

The calculation program has again been updated and should now reduce the number of name-related errors in the lists. Please let me know of any issues that you find.

17th May 15 Read more…

Jess and James Tullie, British Middle Champions 2015

Scottish Success at British Middle and Sprint Championships

Jess and James Tullie (BASOC) both won at the the British Middle Distance Championships on Sunday at Naphill and Park Wood, with Murray Strain (INT) coming in 3rd and Helen Bridle (ESOC) 2nd. Full Middle results.
Murray also won the British Sprint Championships on Saturday at Aldershot, with Helen 3rd and Jess coming in 4th. Full Sprint results.

11th May 15

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SOA Annual General Meeting 2015

AGM Booklet available

The AGM will be held at 6 p.m.on Saturday 23 May, following the Scottish Individual Championships at Ardnaskie. The venue for the AGM will be the Village Hall in nearby Taynuilt. Download/view the SOA AGM Booklet 2015, including a proxy voting form, and SOA Financial Statements 2014. Your support would be much appreciated.
Please note the booklet has been updated 4 May to include SEDS report.

11th May 15

iOrienteering marker

Orienteering using QR codes

QR codes appear in adverts and information leaflets, and are most often used as a quick way to get to a particular web page.  You install a QR code scanner on your smartphone, then scan the code with the camera’s phone!  Scarily simple, or just plain scary to those of us who remember punch-cards for both orienteering and computing. 
There are now a few phone apps that allow you to use these QR codes for orienteering, thereby opening up all manner of opportunities with very little effort, and making the sport instantly more attractive to the many people who love their electronic gizmos.

04th May 15 Read more…

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World Schools’ Orienteering Championships 2015

Report from Antalya, Turkey

Great performances from Scottish Schools team
The Scottish Schools Orienteering team headed for sunny Turkey on the 17th April to take part in the week long ISF World Schools Orienteering Championships. This was the largest Scotland team to travel overseas for the biennial event with 32 pupils travelling in total.

30th Apr 15 Read more…

Scottish 6 Days 2015

Scottish 6 Days 2015

Highland 2015 inc. the World Orienteering Championships

The next entry deadline is midnight on 30 April, when senior entry fees will increase by £1 per day.
Details of the souvenir merchandise has just been published.
Keep up to date with information about the event on the 2015 website.

29th Apr 15

EYOC 2015 Selections

European Youth Orienteering Championships

Congratulations to the following Scotjos athletes who have been selected to the TEAM to represent Great Britain in the 2015 European Youth Orienteering Championships which are being held in Cluj Napoca, Romania 24th – 28th June 2015
Andrew Barr (MOR), Alex Carcas (INT), Thomas Wilson (CLYDE), Jennifer Ricketts (MAROC).

13th Apr 15 Read more…

JWOC 2015 Selections

Junior World Orienteering Championships

Congratulations to the following Scotjos and SEDS athletes who have been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2015 Junior World Orienteering Championships which are being held in Rauland, Norway 2nd – 11th July 2015
Sasha Chepelin (GRAMP/EUOC) – Middle, Long, Relay ‘A’
Chris Galloway (INT/EUOC) – Sprint, Long, Relay ‘A’

13th Apr 15 Read more…

Older items

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

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

Are you good with people?… 20th Mar 14

Why do we need coach licensing?… 19th Mar 14

SOL 2013 Prize Giving… 18th Mar 14

Admin Assistant vacancy… 15th Mar 14


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