Strathearn 2019 – the countdown begins

The event centre will be Morrison’s Academy in Crieff with Comrie Croft offering special campsite facilities (bookable through this link).  Strathearn 2019 promises to be another great event – we will be staging two Middle Distance competitions (including the final day) and there are many different terrain types to enjoy from the oak woodlands of Loch Earn to the open hillsides at Culteuchar and of course the birthplace of Scottish Orienteering at Craig a Barns. Read More…

Sprint Scotland 2018

The races were varied in character, with Race 1 being a twist on the normal Scottish housing estate – with the estate being on a slope, and some tricky controls in the open area to finish catching out a lot of people. Read More…

Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018

Dubbed Hungary’s labyrinth, the terrain is very different from back here in Britain. Having had training camps in Hungary over the last year, and heading out a few days early, the team had some experience of the terrain prior to competing. This year there were 6 representatives from Scotland and Scottish Clubs: Read More…

Tick Research Project

To participate, every time you go orienteering, including training, coaching, planning, controlling, mapping or competing, please complete the survey. There is an Orienteering option in the activities menu – note that you can also record other outdoor activities you take part in such as hill walking and mountain biking.

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Megan Keith (INVOC) wins gold at European Youth Champs!

The weekend kicked off with a tricky sprint race on Friday around the medieval fortress in the old town. Megan Keith (INVOC), competing for the first time at this level, had an incredible run winning the W16 gold medal by a massive 34s over the next competitor! This is an amazing achievement and GB’s first ever EYOC female gold medal! The others put in great runs in fields of around 100 all easily making top 35 (see below for all results). Read More…

Roger Scrutton: A Distinguished Service

Last Saturday not only marked our AGM but was also our President Roger Scrutton’s last day ‘in office’. With the launch of Volunteers’ Week from 1st to 7th June, we thought it was a fitting time to recognise Roger’s contribution to orienteering having served his maximum 9-year tenure on the SOA Board of Directors as a volunteer. Read More…

World Orienteering Day 23rd May 2018

World Orienteering Day takes place on 23rd May this year, organised by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF), and all countries and particularly young people are encouraged to hold or participate in activities in the week 23rd-29th May.

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British Orienteering Championships 2018 – event results

The Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) staged the British Orienteering Championships 2018 over the weekend Saturday 19th May to Sunday 20th May in Royal Deeside. The Long Distance Championships were held over the Balmoral Estate with the British Relay Championships at nearby Torphantrick (Cambus o’May).
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Overall win for EUOC at BUCS Orienteering Champs 2018

The rescheduled British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Orienteering Championships were held over 28-29th April in Oxford. Originally scheduled for the first weekend in March, the snow put a stop to students from Edinburgh, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, Strathclyde and Aberdeen competing.

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