Information category: Rules/Guidelines
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.
Updated for 2017
SOUL events should follow as closely as possible the comprehensive BOF Urban events guideline (Rules of Orienteering Appendix B, section11), the May 2016 version of which can be found here.
This provides guidance on course lengths, combinations and specific advice regarding safety for juniors.
The main change is the introduction of new Hypervet classes (75+).
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.
Updated 1st May 2016
British Orienteering have issued an update to the rules. Some time ago they changed the structure of the documented rules and now most of the information is in one PDF that includes the appendices. There is also a useful guide that highlights the 2015 & 2016 changes. Link to the British Orienteering Rules page
Updated May 2016
Following consultation with Clubs in early 2016 & the subsequent approval of the SOA Board, from 2016, the Scottish Inter Club Championships (SICC) shall be held in conjunction with the Scottish Individual Championships.
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.
The Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) believes in 'clean orienteering' and works in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and International Federation to ensure that the integrity of orienteering is protected.
List of SOA controllers sorted by club, including their home town.
At the foot of this web page, there are links to download the SOA application forms for appointment to Grade C controller, and to upgrade to Grade B controller. (Please use the Word doc in preference to the pdf, if you can.)
Grade B controllers who are interested to upgrade to Grade A should contact the SOA Controllers' Co-ordinator, Rob Hickling, who can advise you on the process for applying to British Orienteering.