Orienteering and Access in Scotland
A new guide to Orienteering and Access in Scotland has been produced and is intended to offer guidance to organisers seeking permission to stage events.
This document supplements the Scottish Orienteering Association’s “Good Practice Guide to Orienteering and the Environment in Scotland” which also contains information about access. Orienteering clubs in Scotland usually make contact with land managers to seek permission for orienteering, but for major events this role may fall within the remit of the Scottish Orienteering Association’s events manager. The events manager will provide advice where possible, and may contact land managers on behalf of clubs if requested. Sections include details about land ownership, potential restrictions to access, permissions and agreements and staging the event.
Thanks go to Forest Enterprise Scotland and Scottish Land & Estates for their input to the document (version 1.0). Further updates are expected in due course and if there are any errors or omissions please contact Colin Matheson, Events Manager.