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Chief Operating Officer vacancy

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Applications invited

The SOA is seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer working out of our national office at Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore to provide operational leadership to our staff in developing the sport itself and strategic support to the Board of the SOA (who are also Trustees of the charity) across a range of areas of governance.

The post is part-time, 2.5 days per week, but working hours are flexible.

The salary for the half-time appointment is circa £15,000 per year.

07th Nov 17  

Score magazine survey

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Your views needed!

Whether or not you read Score, we want to hear from you! The online survey is anonymous and will take a couple of minutes to complete. Thank you in advance!

16th Nov 17  

Scottish 6 Days Strategy and Business Plan

Scottish 6 Days Strategy and Business Plan


The Scottish 6 Days events have been held every two years for the last 40 years. Originally run solely by volunteers, the events now employ a paid official and utilise outside event service companies to assist with the organisation.
This document sets out the aims and objectives of the Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Company and our future plans to maintain the event as one of the premier multi-day events in the world.
Download the plan from here

13th Nov 17

STAG’s Glasgow Parks Championship

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Now in its 19th Year the GPC returns to its original date of the first Sunday in December. 3 races in 3 parks in 1 day.
For the 1st time SI Air+contactless punching shall be used at this event.

Online entry via SiEntries and details on the STAG website

10th Nov 17

SOA appoints RDO North

Sarah Dunn

The SOA is delighted to announce the appointment of the new Regional Development Officer North: Sarah Dunn

Sarah Dunn is a well known face in the orienteering community and currently works on a seperately funded project 'Community Orienteering & the Protection of the Environment' (COPE).

In addition to this, we are delighted to appoint her the Regional Development Officer for the North of Scotland post on a 2.5 days/week contract commencing in December 2017.

We wish her great success in this new role - awesome to have you on the team, Sarah!

08th Nov 17

Entries now open for Scottish Score Championships 2017

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Entries are now open on Fabian4 for the 2017 Scottish Score Championships, hosted by Moravian on Sunday 26th November in Quarrelwood, an ancient woodland on the Western outskirts of Elgin. Entries close on 21st November. 

08th Nov 17  

Bookings now open for Junior Coaching Weekend in March 2018

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Also seeking a couple more qualified and enthusiastic coaches!

Join a Junior Open Coaching Weekend on 17-18th March 2018 at Templars Park Campsite in Maryculter, Deeside. The weekend will combine high-quality coaching with the chance for juniors to socialise with others of a similar standard from other clubs. Places are available on a first-come, first served basis for 24 M/W 14s and M/W16s (age class at time of booking) who are not currently in ScotJOS. Book online by 24th Nov. 

03rd Nov 17  

Board Meeting Minutes - September 30th 2017

National Orienteering Centre info

Please find the most recent board minutes attached. 

01st Nov 17

Join or renew your membership for 2018

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New Scottish membership option launches today

The SOA is pleased to announce an additional membership option for the 2018 membership year onwards, available from today, alongside the standard British Orienteering membership option. If you join from 1st November, your membership will be valid until 31st December 2018. 

01st Nov 17  

Older items

New membership option for 2018… 31st Oct 17

Junior Inter Areas Competition… 31st Oct 17

Chief Operating Officer Stef Lauer to leave SOA… 31st Oct 17

Compass Point Scottish O League 2017… 30th Oct 17

Scottish Orienteering League 7 - Drummond Hill West… 30th Oct 17

INTrepid weekend 2017… 27th Oct 17

Orienteering Embargos… 25th Oct 17

MOR events in Lossie Forest & Scottish Score Champs… 25th Oct 17

Scots take advantage of Virtuous Lady!… 23rd Oct 17

East of Scotland Individual Championships… 19th Oct 17

Board Vacancy: Operations Director… 19th Oct 17

Scottish Orienteering League 6 - Forvie… 16th Oct 17

Edinburgh University Centre of Excellence for Orienteering… 11th Oct 17

Junior Home Internationals 2017 - Mid Wales… 09th Oct 17

Regional Development Officer - WE ARE RECRUITING!… 06th Oct 17

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