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The Adventure Show - Sunday 19th August 2018

Presenter Dougie Vipond flanked by Paul McGreal and Cameron McNeish, Credit:Colin Matheson, Event Coordina

The Adventure Show will be screened on Sunday 19th August at 1900 - BBC2 Scotland, FreeSat, Sky and of course afterwards on iPlayer. Highlight of the show and main feature will be the British Orienteering Championships staged at Balmoral.  Watch our top orienteers (and others) in action in this stunning location.  

The British Trail Orienteering Championships held at Crathes Castle will be featured in a later edition of The Adventure Show.

13th Aug 18

Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022 - and the winner is…........

Edinburgh Castle, Credit:VisitScotland

Edinburgh!  The Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022 are coming to Scotland after Edinburgh was awarded the event by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF), beating Paris for the honour.

The Scottish capital was successful after an innovative joint bid was submitted by The Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Company, Scottish Orienteering Association, EventScotland, the City of Edinburgh Council, British Orienteering and University of Edinburgh to host the event in the middle of July 2022.

The IOF World Orienteering Championships brings together the best teams from around the world to compete across three main disciplines – individual sprint, sprint relay and knock-out sprint.  An anticipated 250 athletes from 50 countries are expected to attend the Championships, bringing with them additional coaching staff and supporters. In addition to the main Championship races, there will also be a full programme of spectator races suitable for all levels of orienteering ability and competitive classes for all ages.

The Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Co Ltd is delivering the event as the Local Applicant on behalf of the British Orienteering Federation.  Strathearn 2019 and the Scottish 6 Days 2021 are steps on the way to a successful staging of WOC 2022!

08th Aug 18  

Culbokie - Permanent Orienteering

SOA Info/News info

To celebrate the new permanent orienteering course at Culbokie (Black Isle) there is a Come and Try It event planned for Saturday 25th August.  The local Community Trust received funding from the BIG Lottery Fund and Highland Council and it was very much their initiative.  Thanks go to INVOC who helped with control sites and mapper Steve Smirthwaite.

Remember there are other opportunities for orienteering on permanent courses and seasonal courses (Glenmore and Loch Vaa).  The British Orienteering POC pages are a good place to look for opportunities.

07th Aug 18

Volunteers’ Day

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Saturday 22 September

We all know that orienteering relies hugely on members as volunteers for so many aspects of the sport, so it’s only right that we should acknowledge your dedication and commitment, and help you gain and develop the skills that particularly interest you. Since 2013 we’ve been running Volunteers’ Weekends roughly every couple of years, and feedback from each has helped us refine subsequent offerings.

06th Aug 18  

Proudly Launching Scottish Orienteering Young Leader

Young Leader in Action, Credit:Preston St Primary

We’re proud to launch a brand new practical training course for 14-17 year olds who love orienteering, and want to help run events and activities so others can love it too!

As part of the Year of Young People 2018, the first course is free and will take place on Saturday 22 September at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth.

Be an ambassador for orienteering!

02nd Aug 18  

Scotland SHI team 2018

SOA Info/News info

Scottish Orienteering is pleased to announce a really strong team for the Senior Home International this year, which will be held in Hurstwood, Lancashire in September. 

01st Aug 18  

Strathearn 2019 - the countdown begins

Cnoc a' Mhadaidh at Dundurn, Credit:Map by Stirling Surveys

Dates for the diary - the 22nd Scottish 6 Day Orienteering event runs from the 28 July-3 August 2019 in and around Strathearn on the Highland Boundary Fault.  The programme of events is confirmed as Auchingarrich - Edinchip (new area) - Dundurn (new area) - Culteuchar & Dron - Craig a Barns - Grandtully along with a Sprint race in Crieff and proposed MTBO outside Perth.  The application is in to stage two World Ranking Events (Dundurn - Middle; Craig a Barns - Long) as well as two UK Orienteering League days.

Follow this link for an excellent fly through of the St Fillans Golf Course, part of Day 3 (Dundurn) to get a feel for Strathearn.

29th Jul 18  

Finance Director Vacancy

SOA Info/News info

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced volunteer to maintain our financial records and to help us develop our financial reporting systems over the next 3 years. 


Applications are sought from interested individuals by Saturday 25th August 2018

27th Jul 18  

EGM Notice

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Scottish Orienteering Association notice of Extraordinary General Meeting 2018

The EGM will be held at Kinnoull Hill in Perth to follow on from the Volunteer’s Day on Saturday 22nd September, at 4.30 till 5.30pm.

We welcome all members to attend. 

26th Jul 18  

Older items

Sprint Scotland 2018… 25th Jul 18

JWOC 2018… 22nd Jul 18

SCORE magazine… 19th Jul 18

World University Orienteering Champs 2018… 16th Jul 18

Tick Research Project… 11th Jul 18

SOUL - Menziehill 8 July… 09th Jul 18

Board Meeting Minutes - 16th June 2018… 04th Jul 18

Welcome to new team behind ScotJOS… 04th Jul 18

JROS summer training camps selections… 04th Jul 18

Megan Keith (INVOC) wins gold at European Youth Champs!… 02nd Jul 18

Appeal for Team GB at WOC… 29th Jun 18

Junior selections for JIRC and JHI… 29th Jun 18

Performance Program: have your say… 29th Jun 18

Orienteering Embargos… 27th Jun 18

SOA Club Development Fund… 26th Jun 18

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