Chief Operating Officer vacancy

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   Read more...


Score magazine survey

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   Read more...


Scottish 6 Days Strategy and Business Plan

Scottish 6 Days Strategy and Business Plan

2017-2025

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

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   Read more...


Bookings now open for Junior Coaching Weekend in March 2018

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   Read more...


Board Meeting Minutes - September 30th 2017

Please find the most recent board minutes attached. 

01st Nov 17


Older items

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

SOA Club Development Fund… 03rd 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

British Orienteering Championships 2018… 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

SCORE magazine… 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

National Centre course schedule… 02nd Aug 17

Scottish Championships 2018… 27th Jul 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

Scottish Orienteering Association Roll of Honour… 30th May 17

Scottish Inter-Club Championships: results 2017… 23rd May 17

SOA is looking for a Competitions Coordinator… 22nd May 17

Scottish Champs 2017 Individual… 21st May 17

Scottish Champs 2017 Relay… 21st May 17

bto SOUL 5, Tranent… 19th May 17

GB Junior Selections for international competitions… 18th May 17

Equipment move Glenmore to Deeside… 15th May 17

Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival - 2017… 12th May 17

SOA appoints Independent Director to its Board… 04th May 17

Board meeting minutes… 03rd May 17

SOA Development Summit… 02nd May 17

Scottish Inter-club championships (SICC), rules and guidelines… 01st May 17

Seasonal Orienteering at Glenmore Lodge… 28th Apr 17

World Orienteering Day 24th May… 28th Apr 17

World Schools’ Orienteering Championship 2017… 24th Apr 17

Event Safety Tutors… 19th Apr 17

Start Clocks… 17th Apr 17

SOL3 Drumlanrig Woods 23rd April… 17th Apr 17

Scotland Vets Selection Policy for VHI 2017… 17th Apr 17

SOL Competition rules and guidelines… 12th Apr 17

Future LiDAR coverage… 04th Apr 17

Double Dukes Weekend… 02nd Apr 17

Dark Thistle 2017… 02nd Apr 17

Veteran Home International 2017… 23rd Mar 17

SOA BOARD VACANCY: Independent Director… 20th Mar 17

Scottish Championships 2017… 18th Mar 17

SportsAid Scotland Awards 2017… 17th Mar 17

SOA & FVO appoint new Club Development Officer… 17th Mar 17

South of Scotland Orienteering League… 16th Mar 17

Focus Clubs Initiative… 13th Mar 17

CompassSport Cup/Trophy 2017… 12th Mar 17

SOA/Scottish Capercaillie Group Agreement… 09th Mar 17

SOA Event levies 2017… 07th Mar 17

SOA subscriptions 2017… 07th Mar 17

Regular Orienteering Map Programme… 21st Feb 17