Information category: Resources


What does your club look like online?

SOA website

Information and guidance for clubs, by Regional Development Officer Rona Lindsay

10th Feb 17   Read more...


Information sources for Event Officials

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This page provides links to various sources of information and guidance for event organisers, planners and controllers.  The page itself and several of the documents listed are being reviewed in 2017;  all constructive comments appreciated.

01st Jan 17   Read more...


Information and resources for coaches

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This page is intended to provide coaches with a single point of access to a variety of information, templates and resources for different aspects of their coaching activity.   Updated 6 January 2017 to provide new CPD template to be used from 2017 onwards, and 11 January to add article about psychological characteristics and talent in young orienteers.

25th Oct 16   Read more...


Orienteering, more than just running

18th Sep 16


Orienteering links

A list of orienteering related links. If you think you should be on the list contact us.

08th Aug 16   Read more...


Updated Course Planning Guidance

For many years, Graham Nilsen’s “Course Planning” document has been considered a prime source of guidance on the practicalities of planning orienteering courses.  Although many of the principles remain valid, much of the detail has become obsolete in the 20+ years since it was written.  I have therefore re-written it (with Mr Nilsen’s blessing), and the updated document is now available for download. 

06th Jul 16   Read more...


Start and Finish planning reminders

Common Issues

Although aimed at planners and controllers the rules and guidelines about what happens at the start and finish should be of interest to competitors too.

17th Jun 16   Read more...


Good Practice Guide to Orienteering and the Environment

The SOA has produced a Good Practice Guide to Orienteering and the Environment in Scotland. The document is written for orienteers, and is intended to assist in securing access to land for events, particularly where there are concerns about nature conservation.

18th Apr 16   Read more...


Older items

Child Protection and the PVG Scheme… 09th Mar 16

List of Controllers… 09th Feb 16

Funding Opportunities… 07th Jan 16

LiDAR data available… 23rd Oct 15

Orienteering using QR codes… 04th May 15

Start Clocks… 01st Apr 15

Condes for course planning… 29th Sep 14

Map Printing Service… 01st Jan 14

Electronic resources… 20th Sep 13

Materials for Junior Incentive Scheme… 02nd Sep 08

Certificate Templates… 02nd Sep 08

Major event Rescue Plan… 24th Jan 06