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.


Score photo competition deadline extended! & judges announced

We are delighted to be able to extend the deadline for the Score photo competition until the 23rd August 2021. This allows you to send all the wonderful orienteering photos we know you are going to be taking during Masterplan Adventure’s Coast and Islands event and the Scottish 6 days 2021 in Lochaber too.

Scottish 6 days action shots we are all looking forward to!

Now read on for our exciting Judge reveal!


20th July, 2021

Level 0 Guidance Effective 19th July

The Scottish Government have now confirmed that Scotland will move to level 0 on Monday 19th July. We have outlined within our guidance document the requirements for coaches, clubs and event organisers to comply with Scottish Government restrictions.

The 2021 Scottish 6 Days has been planned in keeping with level 1 conditions and will mainly run as planned, refer to Scottish 6 Days website for up to date information. Please respect all the guidelines and event rules that are outlined at specific events provided by event organisers. 

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16th July, 2021

World Masters Championships 2021

Any Scottish members headed to Hungary to compete in the World Masters Championships in August? Please get in touch with us at SOA. We would love to do a profile piece and recognise any athletes participating and respresenting Scotland at a major championship. We also have some updated anti-doping advice to pass on to you…yes, antidoping regulations do apply to you! Please get in touch.

14th July, 2021

SEDS is back!

Many thanks to Scott Fraser for taking on the SEDS Manager role and to re-establish a SEDS programme to offer opportunities to Scottish based athletes. Details have been released on the SHI selection policy and there is an expression of interest form embedded for aspiring athletes.


8th July, 2021

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