Scottish Orienteering Membership

Membership Information

Join or renew here! 

Joining an orienteering club, along with Scottish Orienteering and British Orienteering, brings many benefits. We are now offering two different membership options depending on how you prefer to orienteer and what suits you best.

You can join or renew at any point during the year, online at the links below. 

The membership year runs 1st January - 31st December. If you join between the 1st November 2018 and the 31st October 2019, your membership will be valid until the 31st December 2019.

Please note that you don't need to be a club member to try out your first few sessions or events, as a beginner. After you've attended three sessions, we recommend you join a club for the events they run, the support and training they can give, as well as for the social side. All are very welcome.

In addition to the benefits offered by your local club, as a Scottish Orienteering member, you can:

  • Benefit from a comprehensive, coordinated fixture list across Scotland
  • Benefit from club events and coaching, and train with people of similar abilities
  • Come along to club socials
  • Receive preferential rates for participation in events, training on high-quality areas, and a wide range of courses run by the SOA
  • Represent your club in competition; be eligible for prizes in the Scottish Championships and other competitions; be eligible for SOA incentive and reward schemes
  • Request PDF maps of semi-permanent orienteering courses under the Regular Orienteering Map Programme
  • Volunteer to help at events, and hold an official club role
  • Receive four issues of SCORE, the SOA magazine, each year, as well as regular email newsletters 
  • Have voting rights at SOA AGM (seniors only)
  • Get preferential rates with various suppliers of goods and services, as specified below.

There are two options for joining:

1. British membership

(Joining your local club, the SOA and British Orienteering)

Best suited to those who want to take part in orienteering events across Scotland, the UK, and potentially internationally. You can take on any club, event official or coaching role. Read more details here.

For this option, join or renew online at British Orienteering: 

Postal and phone joining options are also available; details are at the above link. If you prefer to automatically renew your membership, please complete the Direct Debit mandate and return to the address on the form.

2. Scottish membership

(Joining your local club and the SOA only)

Best suited to those who only wish to orienteer in their local region of Scotland. There are some limitations on entering some larger competitions and taking on coaching and official roles. Read more details here.

For this option, join online at SiEntries:

You will need to register with SiEntries at the link above, or give your SiEntries ID if you already have one, and then add your membership(s).

You can also join in person at your local club events, or by phone: 01479 861374. There is usually a staff member in the office on Thursdays or Fridays. Please note we cannot accept payments over the phone; payments by cheque or bank transfer are accepted and we will process your membership when we receive your payment.

Types of membership

  • Senior: aged 21 or over on 31st December of the membership year
  • Junior: aged 20 or younger on 31st December of the membership year

Membership fees 2019

Some clubs offer Family membership at a discount rate; check on the Clubs page and please contact the club directly for further details. 



British*/Scottish** membership


British*/Scottish** membership

AROS £29 / £18 £5 / FREE
AUOC £34 / £23 £20 / £15
AYR £19 / £8 £5 / FREE
BASOC £24 / £13 £5/ FREE
CLYDE £29 / £18 £5 / FREE
ECKO £19 / £8 £5 / FREE
ELO £21 / £10 £7 / £2
ESOC^ £25 / £14 £11 / £6
EUOC £26 / £20 £25 / £20
FVO^ £29 / £18 £10 / £5
GRAMP £19 / £8 £5 / FREE
GUOC £29 / £18 £20 / £15
INT £24 / £13 £6 / £1
INVOC^ £24 / £13 £7 / £2
KFO £22 / £11 £6 / £1
MAROC £28 / £17 £8 / £3
MOR £19 / £8 £5 / FREE
RR £20 / £9 £5.50 / 50p
SOLWAY £19 / £8 £5 / FREE
STAG £19 / £8 £5 / FREE
STUOC £31/ £20 £25 / £20
TAY^ £24 / £13 £8/ £3
TINTO £21 / £10 £6/ £1
USOC £19 / £8 £5 / FREE


* Includes membership of your club, the SOA and British Orienteering

** Includes membership of your club and the SOA

^ Family membership option available at this club; please contact them directly via the Clubs page for further details.

All fees are reviewed annually and may differ slightly year by year.


For 2019, the cost of the Scottish & British Orienteering membership component part that is included in the Club fees above is:

  Scottish O British O
Senior £8 £11
Junior FREE £5
Family n/a n/a
Group £15 n/a


  1. Scottish O senior fee has increased by £1 since 2017; British O senior fee has increased by £6 and junior fee by £3 since 2016.

Find your local club, with a location map and details of the areas covered.


Additional Member Benefits

Scottish Orienteering partners

Craigdon logoCraigdon Mountain Sports

Outdoor stores; show your British Orienteering card to register for 15% off full-cost items in Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverurie.

Tiso LogoTiso 

Outdoor shops with branches throughout Scotland.

Free Outdoor Experience card on application at any Tiso store using BOF membership card as proof of SOA membership. The card provides 10% discount on purchases at Tiso.

ACE Physiotherapy (Motherwell / East Kilbride)

Tel: 01698 264450

Corporate rate (currently £25 per session) applies.  Quote Scottish Orienteering Association member when booking.

Perth Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports injury Clinic

Tel: 01738 626707

Rates on application.  Quote Scottish Orienteering Association member when booking.

Hampden Sports Clinic logoHampden Sports Clinic

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Tel: 0141 616 6161
£5 discount on physiotherapy sessions (£32 instead of £38) and 10% off all Health and fitness packages.

Quote Scottish Orienteering Association member when booking.

Future Focus Scotland Ltd

Tel:  01738 827797

Business Mentoring and Coaching in Scotland and around the UK including HR Coaching and HR Services

10% discount for SOA members. Quote Scottish Orienteering Association member when contacting.

Fergusson Law

Private Client Solicitors

Tel: 0131 447 0633

All services offered at fixed prices. 5% discount to SOA members. Ask for Janice Nisbet (ESOC) when contacting.

Mediartstudio logoMediartstudio

Graphic design for logos, banners, fliers, newsletters.
50% discount for first project for SOA clubs or members, 20% for further work.

Contact [email protected] for a no obligation quote on any print or digital design.


YourParkingSpace connects drivers with parking space owners across the UK. British Orienteering members can get a 10% discount on parking spaces by redeeming the discount code (check your new member pack).

Last updated on 18th Nov 18