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.


A Big Thank You to Helen and Tim O’Donoghue


15th June, 2021

Funding Opportunities For Clubs

We wanted to make clubs aware of a few new funding streams which have become available which may be worth considering, these have been highlighted specifically for their simple application process. Thank you to our new East RDO, Lorna Simpson, for bringing these to our attention and sharing the information here on how to apply and what the grants will support. Building on Lorna’s experience and expertise in this area we hope to run a session in the Autumn on supporting clubs with funding applications and opportunities.


9th June, 2021

Obituary: Alastair Lessells

With thanks from ESOC for the sharing this touching obituary to Alastair Lessells who was known, admired and relied upon by many throughout the Scottish Orienteering community over many years. The SOA send our deepest condolences to Alastair’s family, in particular Katy, Ruth and Richard as well as all his friends in orienteering across the country.

Dave Kershaw (ESOC, Scottish 6 Days Chair) said

“Alastair was one of ESOC’s long-standing members and contributed a huge amount to the club, and to Scottish orienteering generally, both as a competitor and as an official over nearly 40 years. He was one of a large group of ‘baby boomers’ in Scottish Orienteering and all members of my age, in particular, will remember him fondly for his competitive spirit and friendly post-event discussions. He will be sadly missed when we get back to orienteering together again. Our thoughts are with Katy and the family.” 


9th June, 2021

Scottish Success at British Middle Distance Championships

Last weekend saw the first national orienteering championships since early 2020 with the British Middle Distance Championships being hosted by Lakeland Orienteering Club at Summerhouse Knott in the South Lakes on Saturday. The weekend was nominated as selection races for juniors and with the Northern Championships also being held in the area the following day, there was a very strong Scottish contingent that made the journey south.


8th June, 2021

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