Orienteering is an outdoor activity that is suitable for people of all ages. As a group or a family or solo, it is a great way of exploring the Scottish countryside. Our EventsNews, Membership, Clubs and What is Orienteering? pages provide you with everything you need to know. Contact us with any queries.


SOA 2021 AGM

The SOA Board of Directors took the decision in February that the SOA 2021 AGM would have to be hosted virtually, for the second year. We, therefore can now formally invite all SOA members to join us for the 2021 AGM on 25th June at 7.30pm on Zoom. You can sign up to attend the AGM here where online voting will be in place. Should you be unable to attend you can utilise your proxy vote either online here or if you prefer you can send in a postal vote (detailed below). The AGM booklet below gives details of the proposals to members as well as progress reports from the Directors and Scottish 6Days. We look forward to welcoming you all to the SOA AGM.


14th May, 2021

L2 Guidance Effective From 17th May

Following the First Minister’s statement on 11th May 2021 it has now been confirmed that mainland Scotland will move to Level 2 on the 17th May (with Moray still under review at the time of publication).  Orienteering events and activities have been permitted since Late March: however, the move to level 2 increases the scale and scope of events and activities permitted as restrictions continue to reduce.  We are pleased to see events at Level 2 are permitted to accommodate 500 participants (day limit). Please take the time to read the guidance published today as progress towards Level 2.

Scottish Orienteering Guidance L2 May 2021


13th May, 2021

Connect with nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

Being in and around nature can be great for our wellbeing, which is why this Mental Health Awareness Week (10th – 16th of May) we are encouraging everyone to connect with nature. What better way than to get out and enjoy orienteering? We are in a prime position to support and promote the benefits of connecting with nature and the outdoors as a sport for our own wellbeing and that of our communities.

So connect with nature this week, embrace the benefits on your wellbeing and send us some of your favourite images while orienteering for us to share this week.


10th May, 2021

SOA Club Conference Summary

After the success of last year’s Club Get Together at Birnam which we just managed to fit in before the first lockdown, we were all agreed that this was an event worth repeating to explore the views of clubs and members over a number of current topics.  Of course, this year we were forced onto Zoom and ran the conference over six evenings, with introductory and wrap-up plenary sessions surrounding four focussed discussions.  These looked at some challenging issues faced by Scottish orienteering and what SOA can do to address them. Thank you to all the members and clubs who contributed to the success of the week’s sessions and also to the informative panel members for sharing their experiences.


6th May, 2021

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