British Orienteering Championships 2018

British Championships logo

19/20th May

The Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) is staging the British Orienteering Championships 2018 over the weekend Saturday 19th May to Sunday 20th May in Royal Deeside. The Long Distance Championships are being held over the Balmoral Estate with the British Relay Championships at nearby Torphantrick (Cambus o’May).

RESULTS - Long Distance
Simple results and splits
Split times, WinSplits Online
All results(pdf)
- Relay
Simple results and splits
Split times, WinSplits Online

All results(pdf)




The British Trail Orienteering Championships are being staged on Sunday 20th May at nearby Crathes Castle. Entries will remain open on SIEntries until Monday 14 May.  

Masterplan Adventure will be staging an informal Sprint Pre-BOC event in Ballater on the evening of Friday 18th May.  Entries still being taken - please make this worthwhile for Graham Gristwood.

Latest:  Parking permit attached for download


Important change: Relay Start blocks amended in line with Competition Rule D Section 5.4

20th May 18  

Scottish Champs 2018 Individual

Achagour - credit Colin Matheson

Final details

Saturday 26th May, Achagour and Dulsie

Hosted by: INVOC
Organisers: Kevin Holliday and Guy Seaman, INVOC
(email events at
Planner: Laurence Cload, INVOC
Controller: Richard Oxlade, GRAMP

*Updated 18th May*

18th May 18  

SOA Privacy Notice

Working towards compliance with GDPR, SOA has today made available their Privacy Notice.

18th May 18  

Vacancy: Scottish Junior Squad Lead Coach

ScotJOS logo

We are looking for a new coach or small team of coaches for the Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS), to work with talented Scottish Juniors to develop their orienteering skill set and gain representation for their country and GB.

The voluntary role is for a fixed term of 4 years; application deadline Friday 15th June

17th May 18  

Overall win for EUOC at BUCS Orienteering Champs 2018

Sarah and Tam with the overall trophies. Credit Ian Buxton

Report and photos from the rescheduled BUCS Championships in Oxford, with some great individual performances from Scottish athletes, and where Edinburgh University OC brought Fergus the stag trophy home once again!

17th May 18  

Scottish Champs 2018 Relay

Scottish Relay Champs 2018 - Roseisle. Credit: Anne Burgess

Final details

Sunday 27th May, Roseisle

Hosted by: Moravian Orienteers
Organisers: Nikki Howard and Elizabeth Furness, MOR (email: Nikkihoward ‘at’
Planner: Jon Hollingdale, MOR
Controller: Hilary Quick, BASOC

*Updated 17th May*

17th May 18  

Sprint Scotland 2018

Sprint Scotland 2018

*Entry prices increase on 27th May! Enter now to receive a discount rate.*

Sprint Scotland is proud to invite you to a weekend of high quality sprint orienteering on new areas in Falkirk, Denny and Grangemouth. The event is organised by the Masterplan Adventure team of Graham Gristwood, Chris Smithard, Kris Jones and Fanni Gyurko, and includes coaching, Q&A sessions and a ceilidh as well as orienteering! Entries are open at

17th May 18  

Young Orienteer of the Year shortlist

SOA supports YOYP

We were absolutely thrilled to receive such excellent nominations for Young Orienteer Of The Year – it was extremely heartwarming to read about the valuable and varied contributions our Junior members make to the sport.

We are very pleased to announce the shortlist, and that Tulloch Homes have very kindly sponsored the award, which will be presented at the Scottish Championships. 

11th May 18  

Older items

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend 2018… 10th May 18

Notice of SOA Annual General Meeting 2018… 10th May 18

SOA welcomes two new clubs… 02nd May 18

Scottish Juniors selected for GBR teams 2018… 02nd May 18

World Orienteering Day 23rd May 2018… 26th Apr 18

Board Meeting Minutes - 24th March 2018… 26th Apr 18

Compass Point Scottish O League 2018… 23rd Apr 18

Adventure Show - exciting opportunities… 18th Apr 18

Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival… 18th Apr 18

Reminder to submit nominations for Board members… 13th Apr 18

National Centre course schedule… 13th Apr 18

Young Orienteer of the Year… 13th Apr 18

Last call! SOA Conference/ Workshop 28th April… 06th Apr 18

Scottish fixtures/competitions… 29th Mar 18

Scotland Vets Selection Policy for VHI 2018… 23rd Mar 18

SCORE magazine… 22nd Mar 18

Further funding opportunities… 21st Mar 18

SOA Club Development Fund… 21st Mar 18

World Orienteering Championships 2022… 16th Mar 18

Regular Orienteering Map Programme (ROMP)… 16th Mar 18

Scottish Championships 2018… 15th Mar 18

Scottish Sprint Championships 2018… 12th Mar 18

Conference/workshop: what more can SOA do for you?… 09th Mar 18

What more can Scottish Orienteering do for you?… 09th Mar 18

SportsAid Scotland awards for five junior athletes… 09th Mar 18

Join our Board to achieve our goal of ‘more smiling faces in the forest’… 23rd Feb 18

Spring in Stirling… 23rd Feb 18

Orienteer at the Braemar Mountain Festival… 21st Feb 18

South of Scotland Orienteering League… 11th Feb 18

Scottish Night Orienteering Championships 2018… 11th Feb 18

Board Meeting Minutes - 13th January 2018… 08th Feb 18

Another award for our magazine, SCORE!… 31st Jan 18

BTO Urban League 2018… 31st Jan 18

ESOC Sprint-O 2018 incorporating SOUL 2… 23rd Jan 18

The Big Weekend 2018… 18th Jan 18

Mystery - can you help?… 18th Jan 18

Junior Selection Opportunities 2018… 17th Jan 18

2018 Scottish Elite Development Squad… 10th Jan 18

Orienteering and Access in Scotland… 03rd Jan 18

Forest Enterprise Scotland - Agreement… 03rd Jan 18

Happy New Year… 30th Dec 17

Chief Operating Officer appointed… 28th Dec 17

Bookings for Junior Coaching Weekend in March 2018… 05th Dec 17

Chief Operating Officer departs SOA… 01st Dec 17

Scottish Score Championships 2017… 27th Nov 17

Score magazine survey… 16th Nov 17

Scottish 6 Days Strategy and Business Plan… 13th Nov 17

STAG’s Glasgow Parks Championship… 10th Nov 17

SOA appoints RDO North… 08th Nov 17

Chief Operating Officer vacancy… 07th Nov 17

Board Meeting Minutes - September 30th 2017… 01st Nov 17

Join or renew your membership for 2018… 01st Nov 17

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

Updated Articles & Bye-Laws of the SOA… 05th Oct 17

List of Controllers… 04th Oct 17

STAG’s 35th Anniversary Event, Grandtully… 04th Oct 17

Scottish Success at British Sprint and Middle Championships… 02nd Oct 17

Two Bronze Medals for Grace Molloy at Junior European Cup… 02nd Oct 17

World Cup Final – Grindelwald Switzerland… 02nd Oct 17

2017-18 ScotJOS announced… 02nd Oct 17

A clean sweep at the Junior Inter-Regional Championships… 28th Sep 17

SOL6 Forvie… 28th Sep 17

Minutes of the EGM… 26th Sep 17

Veteran Home International 2017… 25th Sep 17

Goodbye Johannes!… 21st Sep 17

Scottish juniors in British Orienteering Talent Squad 2018… 15th Sep 17

Scotland 2nd at SHIs in Northern Ireland… 14th Sep 17

SOA policies… 14th Sep 17

Anatomy of a race… 13th Sep 17

LiDAR data requests… 11th Sep 17

BTO SOUL 8, Dunblane, Sep 10… 10th Sep 17

MAROC’s 40th Anniversary… 08th Sep 17

SHI Team announcement… 08th Sep 17

Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, 15-17 September 2017… 05th Sep 17

EGM Booklet… 31st Aug 17

Scotland Junior teams selected for 2017… 24th Aug 17

BTO SOUL 7, Cumbernauld, Aug 20… 20th Aug 17

EGM Details… 15th Aug 17

Strathearn 2019 - Scottish 6 Days… 09th Aug 17

Scottish 6 Day Event… 06th Aug 17

New Partnership Manager for the SOA… 26th Jul 17

Minutes of Board meeting June 2017… 26th Jul 17

Promising young GB Team at EYOC 2017… 13th Jul 17

Updates from JWOC… 13th Jul 17

Extraordinary General Meeting 2017… 12th Jul 17

SOA Annual General Meeting 2017… 11th Jul 17