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Orienteer at the Braemar Mountain Festival

Braemar Mountain Festival logo

Orienteering is a fantastic family sport and an excellent way of practising skills for navigating in the mountains. In partnership with the Braemar Mountain Festival 1st-4th March, Mar Orienteering Club are putting on introductory orienteering events, for all ages and abilities. It's a good opportunity to share the sport with friends and family!

21st Feb 18  

British Orienteering Championships 2018

British Championships logo

19/20th May

The next closing date for entries is the 4 April.  Many thanks to those who have entered already for what will be a great weekend.

STOP PRESS:  The BBC Adventure Show with presenter Dougie Vipond will be filming the Championships.

The Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) is staging the British Orienteering Championships 2018 over the weekend Saturday 19th May to Sunday 20th May in Royal Deeside. The Long Distance Championships will be held over the Balmoral Estate with the British Relay Championships at nearby Torphantrick (Cambus o’May).

The British Trail Orienteering Championships will be staged on Sunday 20th May at nearby Crathes Castle.

Masterplan Adventure will be staging an informal Pre-BOC event in Ballater on the evening of Friday 18th May.

13th Feb 18  

South of Scotland Orienteering League

South of Scotland O League

SoSOL 2018

These events attract between 120-250 runners who can expect good quality terrain, friendly and efficient organisation, pre-marked maps and electronic punching.
The last events were:

Sun 28th January at Binning Wood, organised by ELO, results here

Sun 11th February at Pollok CP, organised by STAG. Results, WinSplits and RouteGadget.

11th Feb 18  

Scottish Night Orienteering Championships 2018

Training for the Scottish Night Championships, Credit:Colin Matheson

Pollok Country Park, 10 February

St Andrews Orienteering Club (Glasgow) organised this year's Scottish Night Orienteering Championships on a brand new map of Pollok Country Park.  Further information on the STAG website.

Results, WinSplits and RouteGadget.

11th Feb 18  

Board Meeting Minutes - 13th January 2018

SOA Info/News info

Click here to view the minutes from the Board of Directors meeting on Saturday 13th January.

08th Feb 18

Another award for our magazine, SCORE!

CompassSport Awards 2017 and years SCORE has won

CompassSport newsletter awards 2017

We are very pleased that the SOA magazine, SCORE, has received a Best Newsletter Award from CompassSport for the 4th year in a row, and 9th time overall!

31st Jan 18  

BTO Urban League 2018

Urban League info


A full calendar of Urban events. Courses from under-12 to Hypervet.
Some of the dates printed in Score were incorrect, but have been corrected here. SOUL5 will also now be held on Sunday 8th July.

31st Jan 18  

What more can Scottish Orienteering do for you?

SOA Info/News info

The Scottish Orienteering Association exists to “foster, encourage, promote and develop” orienteering in Scotland. This year we want to find out if we’re really focusing on the right things to achieve our aims. And there is no better way to do this than to ask you directly. This is your opportunity to have a say and we’re all ears. Click to find out how to get involved, or take the short survey before 28th Feb!

24th Jan 18  

ESOC Sprint-O 2018 incorporating SOUL 2


Broxburn and Uphall - Sun 4th Feb 2018

The ESOC Sprint-O is a two-race competition. Your time from the first race, the Prologue, determines your starting position for the second race, the Chase. The first past the post in the Chase wins the competition. 

23rd Jan 18  

Older items

The Big Weekend 2018… 18th Jan 18

Mystery - can you help?… 18th Jan 18

Junior Selection Opportunities 2018… 17th Jan 18

2018 Scottish Elite Development Squad… 10th Jan 18

National Centre course schedule… 10th Jan 18

Compass Point Scottish O League 2018… 07th Jan 18

Orienteering and Access in Scotland… 03rd Jan 18

Forest Enterprise Scotland - Agreement… 03rd Jan 18

Happy New Year… 30th Dec 17

Chief Operating Officer appointed… 28th Dec 17

Regular Orienteering Map Programme (ROMP)… 19th Dec 17

Bookings for Junior Coaching Weekend in March 2018… 05th Dec 17

SCORE magazine… 02nd Dec 17

Chief Operating Officer departs SOA… 01st Dec 17

Scottish Score Championships 2017… 27th Nov 17

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