Junior Home Internationals 2017 – Mid Wales

The Junior Home Internationals for 14,16 and 18-year olds were held in Mid-Wales over the weekend 7th and 8th October.  Despite winning runs including M16 (Matthew Gooch), W14 (Rachel Brown) and W16 (Eilidh Campbell) and other excellent Scottish results England pulled ahead with 80 to Scotland’s 73 points in the Individual competition.  Epic last leg runs from Emma Wilson (girls) and James Ackland (boys) brought Scottish teams home first in BOTH relays and gave us the relay trophy by 4 points (just not quite enough to overturn the 7 point deficit from the individual). Read More…

STAG’s 35th Anniversary Event, Grandtully

Congratulations go to Terry O’Brien and his helpers for staging the inaugural event at Grandtully and celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the club.  In 2016 the club was awarded a small contribution from the SOA Club Development Fund to kickstart the mapping of this new area.  Terry had been eyeing up Grandtully (and measuring the size of boulders) for 20 years and it was great for the area to be used and support the different levels of technical difficulty.  Read More…

World Cup Final – Grindelwald Switzerland

Following 3 rounds of 8 individual and 4 team races (Finland, WOC in Estonia, Latvia) earlier in the year; the final 4th round of 3 races was held over the weekend (29th September – 1st October) in Grindelwald Switzerland. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Eiger and surrounding Alps this round certainly did not lack breathe-taking views. More information and results can be found here: http://www.o-worldcup.ch/en/ Read More…

Veteran Home International 2017

The Veteran Home International was held in conjunction with Basoc’s Highland WOLF weekend. Back on home turf with the strongest team for a few years, the Scots were hoping to have a stronger challenge for the title than in the last few years. Read More…

Scotland 2nd at SHIs in Northern Ireland

The Senior Home Internationals (SHIs) were held last weekend in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The team flew out on Friday afternoon and travelled over to the accommodation at The Share Centre next to Lough Erne near Enniskillen. Read More…

LiDAR data requests

Contractors have been approached about capturing LiDAR data for areas to be used for Strathearn 2019, the next Scottish 6 Days.  Potentially additional areas across Scotland could be flown as part of the same mission.  Clubs would have to fund additional coverage but it is hoped that the cost would be competitive with photogrammetric plots.
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