Information category: News

Compass Point Scottish O League 2018

League tables after SOL 2 now published.

21st Apr 18  

Adventure Show - exciting opportunities

Dougie Vipond - our star presenter, Credit:Colin Matheson

The Adventure Show is looking for assistance during the British Orienteering Championships. In particular they are looking for orienteers who can provide expert advice and potentially appear on camera along with Dougie Vipond, Deziree Wilson and Cameron McNeish. A mix of participants would be ideal - in gender, age, etc. Potentially we are looking for someone to run parts of the course and explain thought processes and skills. In particular this might suit someone who has decided NOT to compete through injury but is still capable of showing how it is done. Please contact as soon as possible.

18th Apr 18

Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival


1st June - Pollok Country Park

The annual Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival (SSOF) returns in 2018 on Friday 1st June, and will take place in Pollok Country Park in Glasgow.

The Festival is open to pupils who have already been introduced to orienteering through their school, from Primary 5 upwards. The focus of the Festival is very much about participating and skills improvement rather than competing. 

More details of the 2018 SSOF are now on the SSOA website. Closing date for entries is 24th May.

Last year there were over 400 pupils from 65 schools. Will there be more this year?

18th Apr 18

Notice of SOA Annual General Meeting 2018

The AGM will be held following the Scottish Individual Championships on Saturday 26th May.

*UPDATE 17th April* 

We can now confirm the venue of the AGM will be Dyke & District Village Hall, Dyke, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TF. The hall can be found just 4 miles west of Forres and just 1 mile off the A96 near Brodie. The AGM timing will be confirmed and posted no later than 5th May. 

Notifications to members of Proposals and Agenda Items are attached. Any amends to the Proposed Amendments to the Articles of Association should be made in writing to the company secretary, Fiona Keir: by 28th April 2018

17th Apr 18  

Reminder to submit nominations for Board members

A reminder that all nominations for the six available Board positions should be received by tomorrow, 5pm Saturday 14th April.

In addition, any members wishing to put motions or proposals to the AGM should submit them in writing to the Company Secretary, Fiona Keir, by 5pm Saturday 14th April.

13th Apr 18

National Centre course schedule

National Centre logo

LATEST ITEMS:  new dates for Adult Improvers' Weekend (4-5 August), Event Safety Workshop (12 May), Coaching Foundation (23 June), Level 1 Coach course (1-2 September) and Level 2 Coach course (25-26 August).

13th Apr 18  

Young Orienteer of the Year

Young Orienteer of the Year 2018

To celebrate 2018 as the Year of Young People, we are very happy to launch the Young Orienteer of the Year Award! The award is open to all our junior members, and we'd like to hear about how they've contributed to orienteering, in any way. This is to recognise your wonderful volunteers who contribute to making events happen, help run club sessions, get friends and family involved... the list is endless!

Deadline for nominations is 5pm on 4th May, and prize-giving will be at the Scottish Individual Championships in the Highlands on 26th May.

Good luck to all!

13th Apr 18  

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend 2018

Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend

Scottish Orienteering is pleased to be part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend 11th-13th May, with orienteering in Glenmore Forest and Linn of Dee. A perfect opportunity to encourage friends and family to try out orienteering - it's fun, informal, and a great way to explore the heart of the Cairngorms National Park!

12th Apr 18  

Older items

Sprint Scotland 2018… 12th Apr 18

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

British Orienteering Championships 2018… 03rd Apr 18

Scottish fixtures/competitions… 29th Mar 18

Scottish Champs 2018 Individual… 23rd 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 Champs 2018 Relay… 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

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

President’s Medal 2017 awarded to Robin and Sheila Strain… 07th Jul 17

Connecting with newcomers… 07th Jul 17

Great results at WOC 2017… 07th Jul 17

Scottish Team Selections for the 2017 VHI… 26th Jun 17

Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2017… 25th Jun 17

Grants for Scottish athletes at WOC… 22nd Jun 17

Coach Training Opportunities in Scotland… 15th Jun 17

Please help us to raise money for Team GB at the World Orienteering Championships… 09th Jun 17

Applications invited to fund Scottish projects… 01st Jun 17

SOA AGM 2017… 31st May 17