Information category: Training


Event Safety Tutors

Event Safety Workshops are delivered locally by tutors approved by British Orienteering and registered with SOA.  As with controllers, there is often significant benefit from having input from an experienced person in a different club, and most tutors are happy to travel to where they're wanted.

19th Apr 17   Read more...


Regular Orienteering Map Programme

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ROMP controls will be coming in from Uath Lochans on Monday 27 February so this week and weekend is the last opportunity to take advantage of this great facility.  Capercaillie restrictions apply from the 1 March, and a new Agreement will be published.  

21st Feb 17   Read more...


Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, 15-17 September 2017

Bookings are now open for the Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, at Glenmore Lodge from the afternoon of Friday 15th to late afternoon Sunday 17th September. For members of SOA clubs the charge for fully residential attendance (2 nights’ B&B, Saturday evening meal, daytime lunches & refreshments, all O-related sessions) will be £100 per person, with rebates of up to 50% for volunteers who lead a session.

19th Feb 17   Read more...


National Centre course schedule

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LATEST ITEMS:  NEW DATES:  Event Safety Workshop 25 May at Dunblane;  UKCC Level 1 30 September - 1 October;  also COACHING FOUNDATION Saturday 10 June, in Nairn - now taking bookings. VERY few places left on adults' TD4/5 coaching weekend, 17 & 18 June.  

11th Jan 17   Read more...


Controllers Training Course

Saturday 19 November

Would you be interested in improving your orienteering skills and technical knowledge?
Would you consider becoming an event controller now, or at some time in the future?

A Grade C Controllers' Course is being held in Inverness on Saturday 19 November.

01st Oct 16   Read more...


Summer orienteering at Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore map, Credit:SOA

Orienteering courses are available around Glenmore Lodge for summer training. 20 control markers are at various locations and printed maps are available from Glenmore Lodge reception.

22nd Jul 16   Read more...


Orienteering Techniques by Gareth Bryan-Jones

The 2015 edition of this extremely popular and informative booklet is now available.

07th Jan 16   Read more...


SOA Activity Weekend 2013

Nearly 90 SOA members descended on Glenmore Lodge and enjoyed a variety of physical activities and learning opportunities, in magnificent surroundings and pleasant sunshine.  Many, many thanks to all who contributed their time, effort and expertise.  Results, handouts and feedback will be posted here as they become available - handouts from Lynne Walker’s “Mental” session and the Organiser’s Workshop now added, with apologies for delay.

30th Sep 13   Read more...


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