The Adventure Show - Sunday 19th August 2018

Presenter Dougie Vipond flanked by Paul McGreal and Cameron McNeish, Credit:Colin Matheson, Event Coordina

The Adventure Show will be screened on Sunday 19th August at 1900 - BBC2 Scotland, FreeSat, Sky and of course afterwards on iPlayer. Highlight of the show and main feature will be the British Orienteering Championships staged at Balmoral.  Watch our top orienteers (and others) in action in this stunning location.  

The British Trail Orienteering Championships held at Crathes Castle will be featured in a later edition of The Adventure Show.

13th Aug 18

Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022 - and the winner is…........

Edinburgh Castle, Credit:VisitScotland

Edinburgh!  The Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022 are coming to Scotland after Edinburgh was awarded the event by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF), beating Paris for the honour.

The Scottish capital was successful after an innovative joint bid was submitted by The Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Company, Scottish Orienteering Association, EventScotland, the City of Edinburgh Council, British Orienteering and University of Edinburgh to host the event in the middle of July 2022.

The IOF World Orienteering Championships brings together the best teams from around the world to compete across three main disciplines – individual sprint, sprint relay and knock-out sprint.  An anticipated 250 athletes from 50 countries are expected to attend the Championships, bringing with them additional coaching staff and supporters. In addition to the main Championship races, there will also be a full programme of spectator races suitable for all levels of orienteering ability and competitive classes for all ages.

The Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Co Ltd is delivering the event as the Local Applicant on behalf of the British Orienteering Federation.  Strathearn 2019 and the Scottish 6 Days 2021 are steps on the way to a successful staging of WOC 2022!

08th Aug 18  

Culbokie - Permanent Orienteering

To celebrate the new permanent orienteering course at Culbokie (Black Isle) there is a Come and Try It event planned for Saturday 25th August.  The local Community Trust received funding from the BIG Lottery Fund and Highland Council and it was very much their initiative.  Thanks go to INVOC who helped with control sites and mapper Steve Smirthwaite.

Remember there are other opportunities for orienteering on permanent courses and seasonal courses (Glenmore and Loch Vaa).  The British Orienteering POC pages are a good place to look for opportunities.

07th Aug 18

Volunteers’ Day

Saturday 22 September

We all know that orienteering relies hugely on members as volunteers for so many aspects of the sport, so it’s only right that we should acknowledge your dedication and commitment, and help you gain and develop the skills that particularly interest you. Since 2013 we’ve been running Volunteers’ Weekends roughly every couple of years, and feedback from each has helped us refine subsequent offerings.

06th Aug 18  

Proudly Launching Scottish Orienteering Young Leader

Young Leader in Action, Credit:Preston St Primary

We’re proud to launch a brand new practical training course for 14-17 year olds who love orienteering, and want to help run events and activities so others can love it too!

As part of the Year of Young People 2018, the first course is free and will take place on Saturday 22 September at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth.

Be an ambassador for orienteering!

02nd Aug 18  

Scotland SHI team 2018

Scottish Orienteering is pleased to announce a really strong team for the Senior Home International this year, which will be held in Hurstwood, Lancashire in September. 

01st Aug 18  

Strathearn 2019 - the countdown begins

Cnoc a' Mhadaidh at Dundurn, Credit:Map by Stirling Surveys

Dates for the diary - the 22nd Scottish 6 Day Orienteering event runs from the 28 July-3 August 2019 in and around Strathearn on the Highland Boundary Fault.  The programme of events is confirmed as Auchingarrich - Edinchip (new area) - Dundurn (new area) - Culteuchar & Dron - Craig a Barns - Grandtully along with a Sprint race in Crieff and proposed MTBO outside Perth.  The application is in to stage two World Ranking Events (Dundurn - Middle; Craig a Barns - Long) as well as two UK Orienteering League days.

Follow this link for an excellent fly through of the St Fillans Golf Course, part of Day 3 (Dundurn) to get a feel for Strathearn.

29th Jul 18  

Finance Director Vacancy

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced volunteer to maintain our financial records and to help us develop our financial reporting systems over the next 3 years. 


Applications are sought from interested individuals by Saturday 25th August 2018

27th Jul 18  

Older items

EGM Notice… 26th Jul 18

Sprint Scotland 2018… 25th Jul 18

JWOC 2018… 22nd Jul 18

SCORE magazine… 19th Jul 18

World University Orienteering Champs 2018… 16th Jul 18

Tick Research Project… 11th Jul 18

SOUL - Menziehill 8 July… 09th Jul 18

Board Meeting Minutes - 16th June 2018… 04th Jul 18

Welcome to new team behind ScotJOS… 04th Jul 18

JROS summer training camps selections… 04th Jul 18

Megan Keith (INVOC) wins gold at European Youth Champs!… 02nd Jul 18

Appeal for Team GB at WOC… 29th Jun 18

Junior selections for JIRC and JHI… 29th Jun 18

Performance Program: have your say… 29th Jun 18

Orienteering Embargos… 27th Jun 18

SOA Club Development Fund… 26th Jun 18

Regular Orienteering Map Programme (ROMP)… 26th Jun 18

Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2018… 10th Jun 18

Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Co Ltd - Marketing Director… 08th Jun 18

Scottish Inter-Club Championships: results 2018… 07th Jun 18

A Distinguished Service… 01st Jun 18

Scottish seniors selected for GBR team this summer… 01st Jun 18

Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival… 29th May 18

Scottish Champs 2018 Individual… 26th May 18

Scottish Champs 2018 Relay… 26th May 18

World Orienteering Day 23rd May 2018… 23rd May 18

British Orienteering Championships 2018… 22nd May 18

SOA Privacy Notice… 18th May 18

Vacancy: Scottish Junior Squad Lead Coach… 17th May 18

Overall win for EUOC at BUCS Orienteering Champs 2018… 17th May 18

Young Orienteer of the Year shortlist… 11th May 18

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

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

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

Further funding opportunities… 21st Mar 18

World Orienteering Championships 2022… 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

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