Scottish Orienteering Championships

There are several Scottish Orienteering Championship events (SOC) held every year in different regions of Scotland, catering for different types of orienteering. The events rotate around the North, East and West, and are hosted by clubs in that region.

  • Scottish Individual Championships – the climax of the spring season. Its purpose is to determine classic distance Scottish Champions in each age class.
  • Scottish Relay Championships – a high level relay competition providing head-to-head racing between large numbers of junior, open and veteran relay teams. Other than the Open and Junior classes, these are run on a handicap basis, depending on the age of the competitor.
  • Scottish Inter Club Championships – provides two team competitions between “Large” and “Small” Scottish Clubs, For 2022, the Scottish Inter-Club Championships will be determined over a range of events, throughout the entire season.
  • Scottish Night Championships (SNC) – intended to provide a high level of technical night orienteering competition in Scotland.
  • Scottish Sprint Championships (SSPC)provides a championship at sprint distance orienteering. Sprint orienteering tests rapid decision making while running at close to full speed.
  • Scottish Middle Distance Championships  – provides the opportunity for fast, accurate orienteering over a moderate time period. Its purpose is to determine middle distance Scottish Champions across several age classes.
  • Scottish Score Championships (SSSC) – provides good quality age-based competition with the score format. The event will normally take place at the end of the year, the score format meaning that competitors spend a well defined time in the forest.
  • Scottish Student Championships (SSC) – provides the opportunity for students at university or college in Scotland to compete for their institution. The event is held over two days with both individual and relay competitions. The rules encourage participants of all abilities to compete for their institution.

Scottish Orienteering Championship Rules & Guidelines

Eligibility, Rules and Guidelines for all championships can be found in our Resources Section.

Previous Scottish Championship weekends

2023Creag Mhic ChaileinWEST/ ECKOResultsRoutegadgetWinSplits
2022Glen DyeGRAMPResultsRoutegadget
2021Craig a'BarnsESOCResultsRouteGadgetWinSplits
2020cancelled due to COVID
2019Dalbeattie ForestSOLWAYResultsRouteGadgetWinSplits
2018Achagour & DulsieINVOCResultsRouteGadgetWinSplits
2017Gullane, Archerfield and YellowcraigINTResultsRouteGadgetWinSplits
2014 DalnameinEast clubsResultsRouteGadgetWinSplits
2012Glen FeardarMAROCResultsRouteGadgetWinSplits
2009Balavil & DunachtonmoreBASOCResultsRouteGadgetWinSplits
2006Glen DyeGRAMPWinSplits
2005TentsmuirEast ClubsResultsWinSplits
2004Blair AthollSTAGWinSplits

Scottish Championships Rota

YearChamps WeekendScoreNightsSprintMiddle
2025EastWestEastEast (RR)
2024North (INVOC/MOR)East (INT)West (SOLWAY)East (TAY)East (TAY)
2023WestNorth (INVOC)North (MAROC)West (CLYDE)East (FVO)
2022North (MAROC)West (STAG)East (ESOC)East (MA)East (TAY)
2021East (ESOC)East (ESOC)West (Not held)West Area (AYROC)TBC (not held)
2020East (not held)North (Not held)North (MOR)North (not held)MA
2019West (SOLWAY)West (STAG)East (INT)East (ESOC)FVO
2018North (INVOC)East (RR)West (STAG)West (STAG)
2017East (ESOC)North (MOR)North (MOR)North (MOR)
2016North (MAROC)West (AYROC)East (ESOC)East (ESOC)
2015West (ECKO)East (KFO)West (STAG)West (CLYDE)
YearSOC/SRCScore/SICCNight11 Person
2014East AreaBASOCEastAYROC
2013West AreaTAYWestMaroc
2012North AreaSOLWAYNorthELO
2011East AreaFVOEastCLYDE
2010West AreaGRAMPWestESOC
2009North AreaINTNorthSTAG
2008East AreaTINTOEastBASOC
2007West AreaMarocWestTAY
2006North AreaLINOCNorthECKO
2005East AreaCUNOCEastKFO
2004West AreaINVOCWestRR
2003North AreaESOCNorthGRAMP
2002East AreaClydeEastSolway
2000Midlands AreaSTAGNorth
1999West AreaELOMidlandsMaroc
1998North AreaKFOEastCUNOC

Past Champions

Individual (Long)






Scottish Orienteering Championships gallery