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Scots take advantage of Virtuous Lady!

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CompassSport Cup and Trophy Final

Many congratulations to the orienteers from Forth Valley, Interlopers and Badenoch & Strathspey who made the long trip to the CompassSport Cup and Trophy final in West Devon.  In the face of Storm Brian, named after the recent IOF President Brian Porteous, Devon Orienteers successfully staged this major event on the area near Yelterton known as Virtuous Lady.  FVO had moved on from winning the Trophy (smaller clubs) to winning the Cup for several years but this time had to settle for 2nd place. Interlopers retained the Trophy - a great result.

23rd Oct 17  

East of Scotland Individual Championships

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Upcoming event will be hosted by EUOC on Sunday 19th November at Riccarton, in conjunction with SoSOL7. Entries now open on Fabian4.

19th Oct 17  

Board Vacancy: Operations Director

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The SOA is looking to recruit a new Operations Director.

To find out more about joining the Board of Directors at Scottish Orienteering, please find attached the updated job description.

We are looking to appoint someone as soon as possible. For further information, please contact the Chair of the Board, Roger Scrutton at


Deadline for applications is Friday, November 3rd 2017. 

19th Oct 17

New membership option for 2018

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*Updated 18th Oct: amended Terms of Membership* Following feedback from clubs and members, we have revised the Terms of Membership to clearly show the differences between the main British membership option and the additional Scottish membership option. (A separate, more detailed document for clubs will be available shortly). The new Scottish option will be available to existing and new members from 1st November 2017, and is suited to those who only orienteer locally and who won’t be participating competitively in major events outside of Scotland. There is also amended information on the Membership page.

18th Oct 17  

Scottish Orienteering League 6 - Forvie

The penultimate Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) event of 2017 was staged by Grampian Orienteers whose website is sub-titled "Take a Run on the Wild Side."  Forvie National Nature Reserve certainly lived up to this billing - in the pre-event information Gramp stated "It’s windswept, it’s wild, it’s wonderful (in our not-so-humble opinion but we’re sure you’ll agree)".  Hurricane Ophelia was somewhere out to the west but still the wind forced the download team and their computers into the back of a van and there was some concern that the controls would be taking off into the North Sea.

16th Oct 17  

Edinburgh University Centre of Excellence for Orienteering

UCAS deadline day is fast approaching for medicine and veterinary medicine applications for the 2018-19 academic year. The Winning Students funded National Performance Centre at the University of Edinburgh is able to flag applications with UCAS and the admissions department for high performance athletes. Whilst this cannot guarantee a place in anyway, as all applicants have to meet the course requirements, it can certainly help with their application process. It is a privilege for us to be able to do this, and it is only available for the best athletes. It is expected that athletes be competing for Great Britain or are part of the GBR Talent Squad. Exceptional athletes competing at Home-International level will also be considered. 

11th Oct 17  

Junior Home Internationals 2017 - Mid Wales

The Junior Home Internationals for 14,16 and 18-year olds were held in Mid-Wales over the weekend 7th and 8th October.  Despite winning runs including M16 (Matthew Gooch), W14 (Rachel Brown) and W16 (Eilidh Campbell) and other excellent Scottish results England pulled ahead with 80 to Scotland's 73 points in the Individual competition.  Epic last leg runs from Emma Wilson (girls) and James Ackland (boys) brought Scottish teams home first in BOTH relays and gave us the relay trophy by 4 points (just not quite enough to overturn the 7 point deficit from the individual).

09th Oct 17  

Regional Development Officer - WE ARE RECRUITING!

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The SOA are recruiting for a Regional Development Northern Scotland.

Please see attachment for full job description. 

For queries and to send your CV plus cover letter, please contact Stef Lauer at  


Thank you for spreading the word far and wide. 

06th Oct 17

Updated Articles & Bye-Laws of the SOA

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The changes to the SOA's Articles of Assocation and Bye-Laws have been accepted at the EGM on September 23rd 2017 and are now attached. 

05th Oct 17  

Older items

STAG’s 35th Anniversary Event, Grandtully… 04th Oct 17

SOA Club Development Fund… 03rd Oct 17

Scottish Success at British Sprint and Middle Championships… 02nd Oct 17

Two Bronze Medals for Grace Molloy at Junior European Cup… 02nd Oct 17

World Cup Final – Grindelwald Switzerland… 02nd Oct 17

2017-18 ScotJOS announced… 02nd Oct 17

Compass Point Scottish O League 2017… 01st Oct 17

A clean sweep at the Junior Inter-Regional Championships… 28th Sep 17

SOL6 Forvie… 28th Sep 17

Minutes of the EGM… 26th Sep 17

British Orienteering Championships 2018… 26th Sep 17

Veteran Home International 2017… 25th Sep 17

Goodbye Johannes!… 21st Sep 17

Scottish juniors in British Orienteering Talent Squad 2018… 15th Sep 17

Scotland 2nd at SHIs in Northern Ireland… 14th Sep 17

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