Rhoda Grant MSP goes orienteering
Colin Matheson, Professional Officer for the Scottish Orienteering Association met with Rhoda and her Parliamentary Assistant and escorted them around the White course at Craig Phadrig.
It was an excellent opportunity to explain more about the structure and funding of orienteering in Scotland, and to update Rhoda about various issues that we face including dealings with public sector organisations such as the Ordnance Survey and the Forestry Commission Scotland. Colin says
Rhoda was a quick learner and was soon making sense of the control descriptions and detail shown on the map. She noted the massive amount of windblow in the area – a scene of devastation that is now commonplace after the winter gales and which is having an effect on our preparations for the World Orienteering Championships and Scottish 6 Days. Rhoda was not too worried about her splits and final time and could see the advantages of orienteering as both a competitive sporting activity as well as the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors to improve general health and wellbeing.
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