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.


Launch of new Event Officials Guidelines and Framework

The following document gives guidance to Event Officials and clubs by showing them useful pathways to growing our advanced officials of the future.  We all know how difficult it can be to find an Organiser, Planner or Controller for an event and this just gets harder the bigger the event.  This new document was created to make it as simple as possible, to encourage as much as possible and to support the membership and clubs in general in producing and encouraging orienteers to get involved as volunteers; our most valuable resource and something that we cannot run our sport without!


12th August, 2020

SOA Development Fund Open for Applications

Alongside the gradual re-start of orienteering events and activities we would like to encourage clubs to start thinking again about development. The SOA Development Fund can help support grassroots orienteering through funding made available annually by sportscotland. We are now opening the fund for applications, with a deadline for submission of project proposals of 30th Sep 2020.


11th August, 2020

Follow Up Event Q&A

Want to hear how the first few events have gone? Sign up to our follow up events Q&A session on Tuesday 11th August at 7.30pm. Thanks to GRAMP & FVO who have agreed to share their learning and allow for questions. Sign up here for the Zoom session


6th August, 2020

Updated Phase 3 Guidelines

Following the First Minister’s announcement on 30th July the SOA has made some amendments to Phase 3 Guidelines on the Reactivation of Orienteering Activities. The changes relate to those who have been shielding and also further advice on coaching.


5th August, 2020

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