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.


Scottish MapRun Event Listings

It has been fantastic to see the growth in popularity and availability of MapRun events over the last 8 months and it is now possible to find courses all over Scotland. It has also been great to hear of lots of people new to orienteering discovering the sport through trying MapRun courses in their area. We’d like to build on this grassroots development to ensure that MapRun courses can easily be found by anyone, and have therefore undertaken a reorganisation of the folder structure for all Scottish courses.


25th November, 2020

SOA guidance published to reflect changes in travel legislation

Thank you all for your patience as we sought clarity on the travel restrictions outlined in our guidance. Matters raised at the Covid Officer session last Thursday were really useful in our approach to these guidelines published today.


24th November, 2020

Get Set for 2021 – World Anti-Doping Code changes and 2021 Prohibited List goes live

Two major changes are coming on 1 January 2021, and in both these cases, it’s important athletes and support personnel are aware of the changes before the new year, so any unintentional mistakes and bans can be avoided.


19th November, 2020

Farewell to Ade Chapman as Operations Director

Since being co-opted onto the Board in April and formally elected at the recent EGM, Ade has had a considerable impact on the areas of Operations. He has been a popular board member and one we are sorry to lose. He has been instrumental in establishing our Planner Advocate and Controller Advocate roles and working closely with SOA staff to ensure there have been opportunities for members to progress their skills during lockdown and beyond.


18th November, 2020

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