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The East and West Area Squads are Teaming up

Last Saturday we had our first joint training session for the West (SWAT) and East (ESOA) area regional training squads. The regional squads are for juniors TD3 and above. The aim of the regional squads is to let juniors have fun and make friends through orienteering. The training took place at Galamuir led by SWAT coach Roger Goddard. The FVO stars TD1-2 also joined in with the training. The FVO Stars will go on to join SWAT once they are TD3. 

At the start of the session the juniors broke into four different coaching groups: FVO stars, TD3, TD4 and Adults. The SWAT and ESOA squads worked on simplification and relocation. The relocation exercise was very tricky with a few very well hidden fences and earth walls making the exercise challenging. Despite the woods being described as ‘disgusting’ by an enthusiastic SWAT member there were lots of smiles and lots of learning.  

TD3 Group working on Simplification


24th May, 2023

2023 AGM Booklet Published

The SOA AGM will take place on Monday 5th June online at 7pm.

Today we have published the AGM Booklet which includes all proposals and nominations of Directors which require your voting. There will be the option of proxy voting by post and online and we hope to engage in some dialogue prior to voting in person. We still welcome further nominations for the vacant Board Director positions and truly hope you will consider putting your name forward.

We have outlined all the proposals for voting below.


1No change in senior membership fees in 2024, keeping them at £12 for an adult membership.
2No change in junior and student membership fees, keeping them at £2 in 2024.
3A change is proposed in the criteria for an event levy to apply.  Currently event levies only apply where the entry fee for seniors is >£10.  It is proposed to extend event levies to all regional, national and major events.  No change is proposed in the rate for event levies, retaining them in 2024 at £1 per senior and £0.40 per junior.
4That Ken McDonald be formally appointed as Equality, Welfare and Diversity Director
5That Brian Miller be reappointed as independent examiner for the 2023 SOA accounts

2023 AGM Booklet.docx

You can download the Proxy Form here or it can be completed online Online Proxy Form

The 2022 AGM Minutes can be found here

A link to the AGM can be obtained by emailing nikki@scottish-orienteering.org

22nd May, 2023

Festival Atmosphere

What a great start to Orienteering Edinburgh. With the weather on our side, there was a festival vibe in the appropriately named Festival Square.


12th May, 2023

2023 President’s Medal Nominations Now Open

Do you know of someone who has gone above and beyond for the benefit of orienteering? The President’s Medal is handed out annually at the AGM to recognise significant contribution to the sport. We truly welcome all nominations.

Anyone or any club/ organisation, other than previous winners, can be nominated even those who has been nominated previously. Nominations should be submitted by Friday 2nd June.

Please take 2 minutes to tell us who should be shortlisted for this award by completing this Google Form – President’s Medal Nomination

Previous winners include:

2022 Judy Bell (ESOC)

2021 Tim O’Donoghue (SOLWAY)

2020 Janet Clark (ESOC) and Sheila Reynolds (MAROC)


11th May, 2023

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