Information category: Rules/Guidelines


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...


The Rules of Orienteering

British Orienteering

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

27th May 16


Scottish Inter-club championships (SICC), rules and guidelines

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.

SICC 2016 results

16th May 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...


Anti-Doping Policy

UK Anti-Doping logo

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.

21st Mar 16   Read more...


List of Controllers

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.

09th Feb 16   Read more...


Jamie Stevenson Trophy, rules and guidelines

Purpose

To provide an inter-club competition for junior orienteers. Competition is based on the English Yvette Baker trophy, for which more details can be found on the BOF website.
Updated 5th April 2015

05th Apr 15   Read more...


Scottish Night Championships (SNC)

Rules and guidelines

Purpose

The Scottish Night Championships (SNC) is intended to provide a high level of technical night orienteering competition in Scotland.
December 2014 - Course 5 age classes updated.

31st Dec 14   Read more...


Older items

Scottish Sprint Championships (SSPC)… 31st Dec 14

Scottish Score Championships (SSCC)… 31st Dec 14

SRC Rules and Guidelines… 14th Apr 14

SOC Rules and Guidelines… 04th Mar 14

Current Eligibility Criteria… 27th Feb 14

SOL Competition rules and guidelines… 23rd Feb 14

Urban League guidelines… 08th Jan 14

Information sources for Event Officials… 18th Dec 12

Scottish Relay Champs thoughts… 18th Sep 11

Scottish Inter Club Team Relays Guidelines… 08th Jul 11

Scottish Competitions Review… 27th Jul 10

Shadowing Juniors at SOLs… 30th Apr 09

Major SOA Events… 01st Jul 06

Scottish Junior Inter-Area Competition Weekend guidelines… 22nd Jun 06