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Compass Point Scottish O League 2018

Scottish O League info

League tables after SOL 2 now published.

21st Apr 18  

Adventure Show - exciting opportunities

Dougie Vipond - our star presenter, Credit:Colin Matheson

The Adventure Show is looking for assistance during the British Orienteering Championships. In particular they are looking for orienteers who can provide expert advice and potentially appear on camera along with Dougie Vipond, Deziree Wilson and Cameron McNeish. A mix of participants would be ideal - in gender, age, etc. Potentially we are looking for someone to run parts of the course and explain thought processes and skills. In particular this might suit someone who has decided NOT to compete through injury but is still capable of showing how it is done. Please contact as soon as possible.

18th Apr 18

Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival


1st June - Pollok Country Park

The annual Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival (SSOF) returns in 2018 on Friday 1st June, and will take place in Pollok Country Park in Glasgow.

The Festival is open to pupils who have already been introduced to orienteering through their school, from Primary 5 upwards. The focus of the Festival is very much about participating and skills improvement rather than competing. 

More details of the 2018 SSOF are now on the SSOA website. Closing date for entries is 24th May.

Last year there were over 400 pupils from 65 schools. Will there be more this year?

18th Apr 18

Notice of SOA Annual General Meeting 2018

SOA Info/News info

The AGM will be held following the Scottish Individual Championships on Saturday 26th May.

*UPDATE 17th April* 

We can now confirm the venue of the AGM will be Dyke & District Village Hall, Dyke, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TF. The hall can be found just 4 miles west of Forres and just 1 mile off the A96 near Brodie. The AGM timing will be confirmed and posted no later than 5th May. 

Notifications to members of Proposals and Agenda Items are attached. Any amends to the Proposed Amendments to the Articles of Association should be made in writing to the company secretary, Fiona Keir: by 28th April 2018

17th Apr 18  

Reminder to submit nominations for Board members

SOA Info/News info

A reminder that all nominations for the six available Board positions should be received by tomorrow, 5pm Saturday 14th April.

In addition, any members wishing to put motions or proposals to the AGM should submit them in writing to the Company Secretary, Fiona Keir, by 5pm Saturday 14th April.

13th Apr 18

National Centre course schedule

National Centre logo

LATEST ITEMS:  new dates for Adult Improvers' Weekend (4-5 August), Event Safety Workshop (12 May), Coaching Foundation (23 June), Level 1 Coach course (1-2 September) and Level 2 Coach course (25-26 August).

13th Apr 18  

Young Orienteer of the Year

Young Orienteer of the Year 2018

To celebrate 2018 as the Year of Young People, we are very happy to launch the Young Orienteer of the Year Award! The award is open to all our junior members, and we'd like to hear about how they've contributed to orienteering, in any way. This is to recognise your wonderful volunteers who contribute to making events happen, help run club sessions, get friends and family involved... the list is endless!

Deadline for nominations is 5pm on 4th May, and prize-giving will be at the Scottish Individual Championships in the Highlands on 26th May.

Good luck to all!

13th Apr 18  

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend 2018

Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend

Scottish Orienteering is pleased to be part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend 11th-13th May, with orienteering in Glenmore Forest and Linn of Dee. A perfect opportunity to encourage friends and family to try out orienteering - it's fun, informal, and a great way to explore the heart of the Cairngorms National Park!

12th Apr 18  

Sprint Scotland 2018

Sprint Scotland 2018

Sprint Scotland is proud to invite you to a weekend of high quality sprint orienteering on new areas in Falkirk, Denny and Grangemouth. The event is organised by the Masterplan Adventure team of Graham Gristwood, Chris Smithard, Kris Jones and Fanni Gyurko, and includes coaching, Q&A sessions and a ceilidh as well as orienteering! Entries now open at

12th Apr 18  

Older items

Last call! SOA Conference/ Workshop 28th April… 06th Apr 18

British Orienteering Championships 2018… 03rd Apr 18

Scottish fixtures/competitions… 29th Mar 18

Scottish Champs 2018 Individual… 23rd Mar 18

Scotland Vets Selection Policy for VHI 2018… 23rd Mar 18

SCORE magazine… 22nd Mar 18

Further funding opportunities… 21st Mar 18

SOA Club Development Fund… 21st Mar 18

World Orienteering Championships 2022… 16th Mar 18

Regular Orienteering Map Programme (ROMP)… 16th Mar 18

Scottish Champs 2018 Relay… 15th Mar 18

Scottish Sprint Championships 2018… 12th Mar 18

Conference/workshop: what more can SOA do for you?… 09th Mar 18

What more can Scottish Orienteering do for you?… 09th Mar 18

SportsAid Scotland awards for five junior athletes… 09th Mar 18

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