After-school Activity in Lochaber

With a gradual easing of Covid restrictions it has been fantastic to be able to help get a series of after-school orienteering sessions up and running in Fort William this term. The sessions have been organised by Fort William Active Schools Co-ordinator, Bridget Thomas, together with Iain Murray, and have enabled a first taster of the sport to be delivered to some 27 youngsters, ahead of the planned Scottish 6-Day event this summer.

The sessions have been based at Kilmallie Community Centre using one of a set of new maps, which have been specially produced to support development work in Lochaber, and co-funded by the Orienteering Foundation and SOA. The Kilmallie map offers a great space to learn the basic orienteering skills in a compact and safe setting. Here’s hoping we might see some of these smiling faces at the 6-day event in a couple of months’ time!