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.


Season of Giving Through Gift Aid

As we enter the season of giving, we would like to remind new and present members that we can claim back Gift Aid against your SOA membership fee. It couldn’t be simpler to ensure your membership fee goes that little bit further please complete this gift aid declaration here


30th November, 2022

SOA Mapping Fund – applications sought – could your club benefit?

A mapping fund was set up following the 6-Day event in 2013 with the aim being to assist clubs with
mapping expenses, particularly those clubs who do not benefit from new or updated maps prepared
for a 6-Day event. There is currently just under £2,000 left in the mapping fund and the SOA would
like to invite clubs, in particular those who would satisfy the criterion noted above, to put forward
mapping proposals for consideration.

Applications should be sent to Nikki Howard at the SOA (nikki@scottish-orienteering.org) with full
details including the area(s) to be mapped, the estimated cost and the proposed timescale.

28th November, 2022

Working With Baroudeur

We are delighted to announce that Scottish Orienteering and British Orienteering have appointed Baroudeur Consultancy to lead on the ‘Making The Most of WOC 2024’ project. The initial project phase is 6 months to allow for scoping and consultation to identify opportunities and also create a delivery plan towards July 2024 and beyond. Some of the SOA staff and Board met with Baroudeur in Edinburgh earlier this week to identify key stakeholders and agree on the time lines of the project.

More details on the project brief are available here


25th November, 2022

Only 4 events to go – where does your club stand in the Scottish Inter-Club Championships (SICC)?

After the 11th event in the Scottish Orienteering Urban League last weekend, hosted by Interlopers (INT) in Livingston, the latest positions in the Scottish Inter-Club Championship have been updated and can be found here.

The Interlopers event allowed the club to climb into 4th position in the large clubs table but the top positions remain the same with Forth Valley Orienteers (FVO) in top spot and Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC) in 2nd.  For the observant few you will note that the MAR Orienteering Club (MAROC) and Moravian Orienteering Club (MOR) positions have changed when a bug in the calculating code was ironed out and the current tables are now correct.

In the small clubs table, STAG – St Andrew’s Orienteering Club (Glasgow) – had a good weekend but they were matched point for point by Roxburgh Reivers (RR) and it looks like Roxburgh Reivers are within touching distance of the small clubs title. 

24th November, 2022

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