SOA/Scottish Capercaillie Group Agreement
A revised Agreement between the Scottish Orienteering Association and the Scottish Capercaillie Group on the use of forests for orienteering competitions and training where capercaillie are present is now available.
The 2017-2018 Agreement does not advise a blanket ban on orienteering in capercaillie woods. Amendments include a change from "no orienteering" to "restrictions to orienteering". Maps detailing active leks and brood habitats for Deeside/Aberdeenshire, Moray, Easter Ross, Perthshire and Strathspey are held by theEvents Manager. SOA clubs should contact the Events Manager in the first instance for advice on the list of areas affected.
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