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Operations Team

Where the buffalo roam - SOL at Dunachtonmore, Credit:Colin Matheson

The new Operations Team led by Keith Roberts had their inaugural meeting in Edinburgh and thanks go to the Competitions Coordinator (Mark Nixon), Fixtures Secretary (Paul Caban) and Sally Lindsay (Trophies Coordinator) for their input.  Staff member Colin Matheson was also present.  Apologies were recieved from Rob Hickling (Controllers Coordinator), Trevor Hoey (Scottish O League Coordinator) and Robin Strain (Electronic Systems Coordinator).The team considered "operational planning" including areas where we would like to see investment from the SOA including mapping, equipment and support for clubs.  

Mark gave a very thorough presentation of the competitions structure, and we look forward to clubs/areas taking forward competitions well into the future.  The Scottish Orienteering Urban League and Scottish Orienteering League continue to be an important part of the orienteering calendar.  Herds of bison cannot be guaranteed, but across Scotland we will continue to enjoy orienteering, some of it world-class. Entries close soon for the next SOL at Errochty, being held in conjunction with the Junior Home Internationals.

25th Sep 18

Launch of SOYL

SOYL Launch 22nd Sept 2018, Credit:Fiona Keir

An exciting milestone was reached today as we launched Scottish Orienteering Young Leader award with our inaugural course hosted in Perth. 

SOYL offers young leaders from a variety of backgrounds the opportunity to support with the delivery of orienteering activities and learn about learning styles and delivering positive feedback. It is fantastic start point for anyone considering a coaching qualification or wanting to gain confidence to help introduce others to the sport! 

22nd Sep 18  

ScotJOS Team 2018-19 Announced


Congratulations to the successful Juniors from across Scotland today receiving the news of their selection for the ScotJOS team for 2018-19! 

22nd Sep 18  

We Are Recruiting!!

SOA Info/News info

Come join our small, friendly and committed team as we seek a Regional Development Officer to provide support for our Central and Southern-based clubs. 

With the successful bid for WOC2022 be part of the legacy as we work with our clubs to develop the sport of orienteering, introduce new people to the sport and capitalise on this unique platform to meet our ambitious aims.  

20th Sep 18  

Highs and lows for Scotland SHI team in Lancashire

SOA Info/News info

The Scottish senior team gathered over 8th-9th September for the annual international match against Wales, Ireland and England near Burnley in Lancashire. 

19th Sep 18  

SOA EGM Agenda 22nd September

SOA Info/News info

*Updated 15th September to include SOA Annual Accounts 2017*

*Please note we accept proxy voting forms by email providing they are signed. Proxy voting forms should be submitted to no later than 5pm on Friday 21st September*

All members are most welcome to attend the Scottish Orienteering EGM on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at the Forestry Commission Classroom, Kinnoull Hill, Perth PH2 7LN, from 4.30-5.30pm. 

15th Sep 18  

WOC 2022 embargos

SOA Info/News info

Details for embargoed areas for the World Orienteering Championships 2022 have now been agreed with the International Orienteering Federation and apply with immediate effect.  Areas where the embargo apply can be viewed using this link.

Note that South Queensferry is no longer embargoed and the embargo has also been lifted for The Meadows.  Details will also be published by the IOF and British Orienteering.

15th Sep 18  

Orienteer in Moray at the MEGA Mix Weekend!

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Online entries now open

A weekend of Orienteering in Moray – The Moray MEGA Mix weekend 27th-28th October. An Urban League event in Forres on the Saturday and the SOL in Roseisle on Sunday. Two great locations. One MEGA weekend from Moravian. All welcome! Enter online before 21st October.

12th Sep 18  

SCORE magazine

SCORE September 2018

September 2018

The September issue features the Scottish and Junior teams in Europe, Sprint Scotland and our newest club Masterplan Adventure, new Board members and our Stragetic plans, Gaelic orienteering, member profiles, training tips, and all the regular features. 

12th Sep 18  

Older items

First clubs achieve Scottish Orienteering Accreditation… 11th Sep 18

Introducing Scottish Orienteering’s Club Accreditation Scheme… 07th Sep 18

British Sprint and Middle Distance Championships 2018… 05th Sep 18

Vacancy: Coaching & Volunteering Officer… 31st Aug 18

Clubs Open Doors Week: 23rd-30th September… 31st Aug 18

Culbokie - Permanent Orienteering Course… 29th Aug 18

Staffing Changes… 24th Aug 18

sportscotland COV awards 2018 open for nominations!… 24th Aug 18

Upcoming SOUL events… 23rd Aug 18

Orienteering for mountaineers… 23rd Aug 18

The Adventure Show - Sunday 19th August 2018… 13th Aug 18

Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022 - and the winner is…........… 08th Aug 18

Volunteers’ Day… 06th Aug 18

Proudly Launching Scottish Orienteering Young Leader… 02nd Aug 18

Scotland SHI team 2018… 01st Aug 18

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