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Mairi attends sportscotland “Lead the Way” event

Mairi (centre front) with the other Young Leaders at Hampden Park

As part of the Year of Young People celebrations sportscotland recently held an event at Hampden Park for young leaders in club sport in Scotland. Moravian's Mairi Weir attended the event and has sent us this report of her day in Glasgow...

18th Dec 18  

Silver club accreditation for BASOC

Basoc receiving their bronze certificate at the Highland Wolf in Sep.

Congratulations to BASOC on becoming only the second club to achieve the SOA Silver Club Accreditation Award!

The club's vision is "Through the provision of opportunities (training and competition) for people to orienteer locally, BASOC will build interest in the sport in the area. BASOC will support orienteering in Scotland by hosting high quality events attractive to all and by encouraging club members to experience orienteering throughout the country - and beyond.
Why not come and join us?"

18th Dec 18

Strathearn 2019 embargos

Orienteers are reminded that all the areas for next year's Scottish 6 Days are embargoed for orienteering.  This is especially important for the two areas that will stage the World Ranking Events - Dundurn & Cnoc a'Mhadaidh (Middle Distance) and Craig a Barns (Long Distance).  Details of the embargoes are shown on the attached pdf or follow this link.

18th Dec 18

Regular Orienteering Map Programme (ROMP)

ROMP logo

This winter's ROMP will be set out in Loch Vaa next to Boat of Garten.  Access will be from the village itself.  Further details will be made available just before Christmas but it is hoped that controls (stakes, flags and pin punches) will be established on Friday 21 December.  Maps (pdfs) are free to SOA members and available on request from

Printed copies will also be available from Glenmore Lodge at a later date.  There is a £3.50 charge to non-SOA members either for the pdf or printed copy to help cover costs.

18th Dec 18

2018 Scottish Score Championships

Roxburgh Reivers

The full results, Routegadget and list of winners are all available on the RR website  along with the Organiser's and Planner's reports.

The Scottish Score Championships were reprieved so thank you to everyone who turned up.  This is a great format for some areas, and is a very popular choice for mountain marathoners.

12th Dec 18

Bronze Club Accreditation for ECKO


Congratulations to ECKO who have become the latest club to achieve the SOA Bronze Club Accreditation Award!

Thanks to the committee for engaging in the process and also offering some insights into the adventures of Barnacle Bill and his friends Master Map, Katie Kite and others.

11th Dec 18

New Post Available: RDO West

**New Position Available: RDO West**

Come join our small, friendly and committed team as we seek a Regional Development Officer to provide support for our clubs in the West region. 

07th Dec 18  

Welcome to the team!

Welcome to the team!, Credit:With permission from Judy Bell

We are delighted to introduce our two newest SOA team members, Denise Martin and Judy Bell! We hope you join us in giving them a warm welcome as they embark on their roles as Coaching & Volunteering Officer and Regional Development Officer (East) respectively.

07th Dec 18  

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Strathearn 2019 - Scottish 6 Days Orienteering entries open… 05th Dec 18

SCORE magazine… 04th Dec 18

Technical Director - Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022… 04th Dec 18

STAG’s 20th Anniversary Glasgow Parks Championships… 04th Dec 18

Rural Inspiration Awards Nomination… 29th Nov 18

Congratulations to SOUL Winners for 2018… 25th Nov 18

Administrative Assistant Vacancy… 20th Nov 18

Young Orienteer of the Year Research Request… 20th Nov 18

New look for STAG!… 20th Nov 18

ScotJOS 2019 inaugural weekend on Deeside… 20th Nov 18

Join Us Today, Don’t Delay!… 18th Nov 18

Be The First To Orienteer At Gleneagles… 18th Nov 18

EUOC Big Weekend 2019… 18th Nov 18

EUOC Take The 2018 Scottish Student Championships Title… 17th Nov 18

Minutes of October SOA Board Meeting… 17th Nov 18

Perthshire Progress… 12th Nov 18

World Orienteering Championships 2022 (Edinburgh)… 08th Nov 18

Coaching Foundation course in support of Junior Squads, Dec 2018… 07th Nov 18

New date for Event Safety Workshop, Edinburgh… 07th Nov 18

IOF Senior Event Advisor visit - WOC 2022 Embargos… 06th Nov 18

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park… 05th Nov 18

Lochaber 2021 - Scottish 6 Days Orienteering… 05th Nov 18

MAROC Awarded Bronze Club Accreditation… 04th Nov 18

Compass Point Scottish O League 2018… 31st Oct 18

Junior Inter Area Competition 2018… 29th Oct 18

3month Marketing Assignment… 28th Oct 18

Scottish Government - Outdoor Health initiative… 26th Oct 18

Forest Enterprise Scotland… 26th Oct 18

Compass Sport Cup and Trophy 2018… 22nd Oct 18

MOR MegaMix Weekend is almost here… 22nd Oct 18

Nominations for Unsung Hero Award… 17th Oct 18

SOA/Scottish Capercaillie Group Agreement… 17th Oct 18

Introducing Orienteering Course, Perth 2nd Dec 2018… 17th Oct 18

Level 1 Coach course - Dec 2018… 15th Oct 18

Communication Changes… 12th Oct 18

A new membership year is almost here!… 12th Oct 18

Junior Home Internationals 2018… 08th Oct 18

JHI & SOL4 in Errochty Forest… 06th Oct 18

Launch of Silver Accreditation!… 03rd Oct 18

Veteran Home Internationals 2018… 03rd Oct 18

Junior Inter Regional Championships 2018… 03rd Oct 18

Green Cake & Goodbyes… 28th Sep 18

EGM Minutes… 28th Sep 18

Operations Team… 25th Sep 18

Launch of SOYL… 22nd Sep 18

ScotJOS Team 2018-19 Announced… 22nd Sep 18

We Are Recruiting!!… 20th Sep 18

Highs and lows for Scotland SHI team in Lancashire… 19th Sep 18

SOA EGM Agenda 22nd September… 15th Sep 18

WOC 2022 embargos… 15th Sep 18

Orienteer in Moray at the MEGA Mix Weekend!… 12th Sep 18

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

Strathearn 2019 - the countdown begins… 29th Jul 18

Finance Director Vacancy… 27th Jul 18

EGM Notice… 26th Jul 18

Sprint Scotland 2018… 25th Jul 18

JWOC 2018… 22nd 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

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